Norma Duffield Strong Lyon
(1929 - 2011)
Norma Duffield Strong Lyon was active/lived in Iowa, Tennessee. Norma Lyon is known for Butter sculpture-religious figure, animals, portraits.
Biography Norma Duffield Strong Lyon
Following is the obituary of the artist, by Paul Vitello, The New York Times, June 27 2011
Norma Lyon, the 'Butter-Cow Lady', Dies at 81
Norma Lyon, a self-described dairy farmer's wife and mother of nine who achieved fame well beyond the Midwest as the "butter-cow lady" of the Iowa State Fair, sculpturing tons of U.S. Grade AA salted butter each year into life-size figures of cows, famous people and, once, a diorama of the Last Supper, died on Sunday in Marshalltown, Iowa. She was 81.
Her family said the apparent cause was a stroke.
Ms. Lyon's sculptures reached a vast audience during her lifetime, partly because she worked not just in Iowa but also at state fairs throughout rural America, and partly beca
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