Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),
4.1 linear ft.
ADDITION: 5.3 linear feet
Collection Summary: The papers of influential blacksmith, sculptor, metalsmith, and educator, L. Brent Kington, measure 9.4 linear feet and date from 1944-2012. The collection provides a valuable overview of Kington's career through correspondence, subject, exhibition and project files, drawings, teaching material, photographs of Kington and his artwork, artwork, a scrapbook, printed matter, and audiovisual material.
Biographical/Historical Note: L. Brent Kington (1934- ) is a blacksmith, sculptor, and educator in Carbondale, Ill. Educated at Cranbrook Art Academy, Kington later taught at the Southern Illionis University. He is actively involved with the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council.
This collection was donated in installments from 2001-2012 by L. Brent Kington as a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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