David Lemon

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.

 

 

David’s work appears in some of the largest art collections in the country and is part of the permanent collection of the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah. He’s been reviewed and featured by Southwest Art Magazine, Western Horseman Magazine and Art of the West Magazine and was a featured artist in the book, Contemporary Western Artists. He is also a member of the Gallup New Mexico Indian Artist’s Group, “Gathering of the Masters”.
His gold medal winning pieces transcend culture and have touched hearts around the world. He has had exhibitions and showings in the U.S., Canada and as far away as a One Man Show in Jakarta Indonesia.

 

 

His privately commissioned bronzes stand in front of, and inside, some of the finest homes in western United States.  In fact one of those homes was featured on the Home and Garden Television Network, in a show called “Homes Across America”. In this show, David’s artwork was largely featured. He is also very proud of a bronze he did for a Veterans Memorial located in his home town, Ennis, in southwest Montana.

Artist Statement

 

“All my life I have been fascinated by the ever-changing dynamics of our American West. Through my work I strive to portray the many cultures that have come before us with dignity, respect and understanding. From the ancient cliff dwellers, to the cowboys that rode the range, my subjects reflect the West I’ve researched and lived. I’ve always felt if you do what you know and love your statement will be pure and unhampered the feeling will shine through.”…..Susan Kliewer

Available Work by David Lemon

Bronze, Limited edition of 80
19" H x 9" W x 16" D
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Bronze, Limited edition of 40
18"H x 25"W x 9"D
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Bronze, Limited edition of 35
24"H x 21"W x 10"D
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Bronze, Limited edition 40
30"H x 20"W x 12"D
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Bronze, Limited Edition of 30
31" H x 16" W x 12" D
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