Jon Lightfoot is active/lives in Arizona, New York, Kansas, Missouri / Italy. Jon Lightfoot is known for figure, Indian culture motifs.
Biography Jon Lightfoot
Jon Lightfoot was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri to a Cherokee
father and a Swedish mother. He attended grade school on the Cherokee
reservation in Oklahoma and high school in Tucson, Arizona. He later
moved to New York, where he pursued his primary interest, theater and
He studied under modernist painter Lowell Nesbitt for
three years, then traveled to Italy and began painting figures.
Lightfoot returned to Tucson in 1971, and by 1974 he was devoting all of
his time to painting, developing a personal style of painting which
incorporated realistic Native American faces with abstracted backdrops
and blanket designs.
Jon Lightfoot was featured in Art of the West
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