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Jon Lightfoot

About Jon Lightfoot

Jon Lightfoot was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. to a Cherokee father and a Swedish mother.

He attended grade school on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma and high school in Tucson, Arizona. He later moved to New York, where he pursued his primary interest, theater and commercial art. He studied under modernist painter Lowell Nesbitt for three years, then traveled to Italy and began painting figures.

Lightfoot returned to Tucson in 1971 and by 1974 he was devoting all of his time to painting, developing a personal style of painting which incorporated realistic Native American faces with abstracted backdrops and blanket designs. Jon Lightfoot has been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines.

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About the Artist

Jon Lightfoot was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. to a Cherokee father and a Swedish mother.

He attended grade school on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma and high school in Tucson, Arizona. He later moved to New York, where he pursued his primary interest, theater and commercial art. He studied under modernist painter Lowell Nesbitt for three years, then traveled to Italy and began painting figures.

Lightfoot returned to Tucson in 1971 and by 1974 he was devoting all of his time to painting, developing a personal style of painting which incorporated realistic Native American faces with abstracted backdrops and blanket designs. Jon Lightfoot has been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines.

Medium Acrylic on canvas
Canvas size 48" height X 36" width
Frame Custom hand-wrapped linen liner, copper metal molding, rich walnut wood outer molding
Frame size 55" height X 43" width
Signed "© Lightfoot" at viewer's lower left
Date of creation 1979
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed
Provenance Ja Ad
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