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Wesley Hadlock

W. Neil Hadlock was born in St. Anthony, Idaho in 1944. He is a founding member of the North Mountain Artists Co-operative and an abstract contemporary painter and sculptor. He also founded Wasatch Bronzeworks, a metal foundry. He lives in Highland, Utah. 

Hadlock is descended from two generations of blacksmiths whom he credits as influences. He received his formal education at Arizona State University, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University where he earned an MFA in 1971.

His sculpture is “high modernist” and usually constructed from fabricated steel and stone. Africa: Kiro (1986), a painting, and Effron (1983), a metal sculpture, are part of the Springville Museum of Art's permanent collection. Dahlia (2001) is a forged iron and granite sculpture.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

This fine and extremely versatile Highland, Utah, sculptor and printmaker was born in St. Anthony, Idaho. He is now a resident of Highland and the former owner and operator of the Wasatch Bronzeworks in nearby Lehi, Utah. The creator of eloquent designs with the use of a vast array of materials, Hadlock has studied at Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Brigham Young University (M.F.A., 1971). This artist has exhibited his modernist sculpture throughout the West and is an art faculty member at B.Y.U.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.


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