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 Leonard E. "Gus" Shafer  (1907 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: Kansas      Known for: sculptor-cowboy and horse

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A son of the Kansas prairie, Leonard E. "Gus" Shafer was born January 23, 1907, on a farm southwest of Hoisington, Kansas. A farm hand named "Old Ben" taught him to hunt, trap and ride. Shafer felt that the influence of Old Ben and his grandfather caused him to have such interest in the Old West.

While attending a small one-room schoolhouse, Shafer learned to draw. Following graduation from Hoisington High School in 1925, he attended Grinnell College in Iowa and Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas, where he met Eva. They were married in 1930 and moved to Kansas City where he worked for 38 years as a commercial artist. He sculpted his first model for casting in 1966 at the age of 59.

In 1968 he closed his art studio and began sculpting bronzes full time, for which he later became internationally famous. L. E. "Gus" Shafer passed away on May 5, 1985.

More information can be obtained at the not for profit, L.E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery in Great Bend Kansas.

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Born Barton County, 1907. Sculptor, western subjects. Lived in Great Bend
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Kansas Murals and Commemorative Sculpture, compiled by the Woman’s Kansas Day Club. 1974. Typed Manuscript..
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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