Ed Dwight has created more than 100 public art commissions in his career that has spanned 40+ years.
He served as a military fighter pilot and in 1961 was selected by President John F. Kennedy to enter training as an Experimental Test Pilot in preparation to become the first African American Astronaut candidate. Three years after the assassination of President Kennedy, Dwight left the military and took a position with IBM and later as an aviation consultant for a Dallas firm. The entrepreneur developed a restaurant chain and real estate becoming one of the larger real estate developers in Denver. His first serious art commission was to create a sculpture of Colorado’s first Black Lt. Governor George Brown in 1974. His studio, gallery and foundry in Denver has a footprint of 25,000 sq. ft., some say quiet minor compared to the renowned sculptor’s impact on the worlds of art and history.
See more of Dwight’s work at www.eddwight.com.
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