Carol Dunford Jackman was born in Provo, Utah in 1933. She is an artist who celebrates the human form in representational bronze sculpture. She lives in Provo, Utah.
Jackman studied art with an emphasis in oil and watercolor earning a BFA in 1955. She returned to study under Dallas Anderson in 1984 and found that sculpture was her preferred medium.
Jackman's work has been part of the Springville Museum of Art spring salon.Celebration was part of the 60th spring salon; Legacy of the Muse was part of the 62nd Salon; Sisters was part of the 69th Salon. She has also won the purchase award at the American Congress of Art and Design exhibit.
Biography adapted from material provided by the artist.
Carol Dunford Jackman considers the human form to be the Lord's ultimate creation, and as such—men, women, and children present the greatest inspiration and challenge to her artistically. Sculpting chiefly women and children, she draws from her experiences as a woman and mother to achieve greater emotion in her work.
A native of Provo, Utah, she attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with a B.A. degree in Fine Art, with an emphasis in oil and watercolor. After raising five children she returned to B.Y.U. to study sculpture under Dallas Anderson. She soon found that sculpture was her true love and quickly began to flourish as an artist.
She has found success with her sculpture, receiving Juror's Choice awards at the Springville Art Museum Spring Salon, Purchase Award from an American Congress of Art and Design exhibit, the Sculpture Award at the Mormon Arts Festival, and many others. She has also executed many life size pieces, including a monument honoring hospital volunteers at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Her work is represented in many private garden settings and in collections across the country.
“My sculpture is an integral part of who I am, and I hope that my work portrays the joy I feel for life, and for the creation of of the work. I sculpt for the love of it, and from the deep emotional need to do it.“
Biography courtesy the artist.
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"Advanced Artists Present Display." The Daily Universe, November 3, 1982.
"Celebrating Winterfest." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 22, 1998.
"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 4, 2001.
"Fitting Tribute." The Daily Herald, November 24, 1994.
"Hard-to Find Galleries are Worth the Effort Loge, Repartee, King's Cottage Offer More Than Art." The Deseret News, May 13, 1990.
"New Galleries are Facing a Landscape of Uncertainty." The Deseret News, July 25, 1993.
"Provo Art Auctions to Benefit Geriatric Evaluation Center." The Deseret News, October 28, 1994.
"Spring in Art City." The Deseret News, May 1, 1994.
"The 69th Utah Spring Salon: Prestigious Show Features Variety of Artistic Styles." The Deseret News, May 9, 1993.
"Touch of Clay." The Daily Herald, May 19, 1993.
"UVRMC Workers, Friends Donate $7000 for Statue." The Deseret News, November 18, 1994.