David Lemon Mixed Media Bronze and Acrylic Artist
The Collection Shop Gallery
Updated on Thursday, December 08, 2016
David Lemon, a member of the prestigious American Indian and Cowboy Artists Association (A.I.C.A.), is a mesmerizing storyteller as well as an inspired sculptor. David s family originally settled in Utah in 1848. Through the stories told by his father and grandparents, David developed a deep interest in the Old West. His parents encouraged him in his art, despite calls from his fifth grade teacher that young David was ignoring classroom activities and spending his time drawing cowboys and Indians. Lemon s sculpting career began his senior year in high school when he signed up for a ceramics class. All thumbs when it came to throwing pots, David s teacher suggested he try his hand at sculpting the terra-cotta clay. His efforts earned him three scholarships. For the next twelve years, David served in the U.S. Navy and sculpted only as a hobby, slowly, freely developing his own unique style. In 1977, he entered a sculpture in the Utah State Fair. Taking first place honors, he gained the confidence he needed and launched his professional career as a sculptor. In galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East, Lemon s studies of the American experience speak proudly and passionately of the people who toiled and sacrificed to build a new nation.