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Dr. Elden C. Tefft

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Founder of the Sculpture Program

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Local Address:  Kansas , United States
University of Kansas
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City , Kansas 66160
United States

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  • honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts
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Sculpture.org
www.sculpture.org, 8 May 2015 [cached]
Elden Tefft founded the sculpture program at the University of Kansas where he taught for 40 years. During his tenure he built two bronze foundries at the University and consulted and built many additional foundries throughout the world. In 1960, Elden started the International Sculpture Conferences and Center which became the world's largest association of sculptors. Elden was professor emeritus at the University of Kansas and continued sculpting up until his passing on February 17, 2015.
2Sculpt stone sculpting workshop
www.2sculpt.com, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
Elden Tefft is the founder of the International Sculpture Center and the sculpture program at the University of Kansas. He has consulted for public and private agencies throughout the world. He has taught innumerable classes in stone sculpting and metal casting.
DEINES CULTURAL CENTER: Art
www.deinesculturalcenter.org, 14 Aug 2010 [cached]
Dr. Elden C. Tefft
Artist Dr. Elden C. Tefft
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Works of Dr. Elden C. Tefft, his former students and their students
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Legacy in Bronze brings the work of Dr. Elden C. Tefft along with some of his former students and their students in this large exhibit.
Tefft began experimental research in bronze casting in the 1940s and continued as Director of the Kansas Sculpture Research Center, dispersing the resulting technology through publications, workshops, and teaching around the world.
As a faculty member at the University of Kansas, he established the Sculpture Major program that produced many professional artists including those represented in this exhibit.
Tefft founded the International Sculpture Center and its conferences which have been cited as the prime mover in the return of bronze founding to the artist's studio. He is the recipient of the first Governor's Arts, Life Time Achievement Award in Art Education and received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. Most recently, he received the Phoenix Award in exceptional artistic achievement from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission in 2008.
At 90, Tefft continues to work as a full-time sculptor in his studio facility.
Sculpture.org
www.sculpture.org, 13 Oct 2012 [cached]
Elden Tefft, Founder
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www.freestatestudios.com, 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
Elden Tefft
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Elden Tefft will be exhibiting his newest bronze sculptures at the Lawrence Arts Center. At age 94, Elden is still active in his studio. This exhibit will feature his newest works and supporting displays that show Tefft's process and place in the history of American bronze casting. Tefft was the founder of the International Sculpture Center and its conferences. Beginning in the late 1940s his experimental research in bronze casting and international travel provided the founding basis for the early conferences. He has continued this emphasis on bronze founding research as director of the Kansas Sculpture Research Center, dispersing the resulting technology through publications, workshops, and teaching around the world. His own work maintains an emphasis on bronze although he also works in stone and other media. He is the recipient of the first Governor's Art's, Life Time Achievement Award in Art Education and received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
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