L. Brent Kington

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L. Brent Kington
Also Known as
Louis Brent Kington
Brent Kington
Topeka, Kansas 1934
Makanda, Illinois 2013
Active in
  • Carbondale, Illinois
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography
L. Brent Kington began as a silversmith, but after visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s armor collection, decided to explore traditional blacksmithing. His work ranges from small jewelry and toys to monumental moving sculptures. In 2000, Kington was the recipient of the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal. He taught art at Southern Illinois University for thirty-six years, where he founded the blacksmithing program.

Works by This Artist

ca. 1975
forged, twisted and filed silver