Christopher Bennett, a native Iowan, specializes in classically rendered sculptures of human figures and animal wildlife. Christopher Bennett has degrees from Luther College, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, and the Naguib School of Sculpture. In 1979, Bennett established a studio in Fairfield, Iowa. He has spent his non studio time teaching, giving lectures and conducting workshops. He has over 45 public commissioned works of art to his credit—including a portrait of the mayor of Kofu, for the Kofu City Hall, Kofu, Japan.
The artist’s selected commissions in Iowa include:
Story County Community Life Center, Ames; Central Lee Elementary Schools, Donnellson; Denison High School Auditorium, Denison; Valley High School, West Des Moines; Public Library, Fairfield; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Des Moines; Warren County Courthouse Courtyard, Indianola; Rolscreen, Inc., Pella; Tama Civic Center, Tama; Central Park, Fairfield; Harlan Public Library, Harlan; and Audubon Elementary School, Dubuque.
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