L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith


Debra Tayes

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Meet the godfather of smiths, L. Brent Kington. Kington's artistic footprint on the world of metalsmithing and blacksmithing is profound. Trained as a metalsmith, Kington sparked a movement by forging the resurgence of blacksmithing into a contemporary art form, and in the process, nurtured new generations of blacksmithing artists. Greatly respected as a key figure in the mid-twentieth century American studio craft movement, the L. Brent Kington Mythic Metalsmith exhibition catalogue traces the evolution of this legendary and contemporary metalsmith's art and documents his journey from his early Kansas roots to establishing the only blacksmithing university-based graduate degree program in the country today.

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98 pages