Dr. Elden C. Tefft
Artist Dr. Elden C. Tefft
Works of Dr. Elden C. Tefft, his former students and their students
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
At 90, Tefft continues to work as a full-time sculptor in his studio facility.