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Frank J. Nackos

Frank James Nackos was born in Salt Lake City in 1939. Specializing in sculpture and crafts, he is known for his classic minimalist work. He lives in Springville, Utah.

Nackos studied at Brigham Young University and then went to Long Beach, California where he studied at California State College. He returned to Utah in 1962 and was appointed to BYU's art department faculty specializing in sculpture and crafts in the mid-1970s.

Nackos's work has been exhibited at the Salt Lake Art Center and at Utah Arts Council shows. Two metal sculptures, Perigee (1971) and Warp II (1970), are part of the Springville Museum of Art permanent collection.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Frank J. Nackos of Springville was born in 1939. During the mid-1970s he was appointed as a member of the Brigham Young University Art Department, specializing in sculpture and crafts. Nackos is responsible for numerous formal pieces based upon geometrical sensitivity. “Although contemporary in image,“ he says, “my sculptures are based on rational order and classical concepts.“ Born in Salt Lake City, this fine and talented artist originally studied at B.Y.U. and then California State College in Long Beach. He returned to Utah in 1962 and lived in Payson before settling in Springville. He has shown his work at at Palos Verdes Invitational Exhibit of California Sculptors, the Salt Lake Art Center, various Utah Arts Council Annuals, and on many other occasions in a wide range of settings.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

To contact this artist: power34@peoplec.com


Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.


BYU News Net. "Campus sculpture imparts wisdom." B.Y.U. News Net, October 22, 2003.


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