- Visual Art
Ed Dwight was born in Kansas City and grew up with a father playing in the baseball’s Negro league. He left his hometown in 1953 to join the U.S. Air Force. He served as a fighter pilot after completing pilot training, and attained a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State. He first studied to be an astronaut but never got the opportunity to actually travel into space. He left the military in 1966 and took a position as a marketing representative and systems engineer. His childhood dream was to become an artist but was encouraged by his father to become an engineer. He eventually went back to chasing his dream as an artist, and eventually ended up studying at DU and began to gain a reputation as a sculptor.
Written by: Christian Powell
Sculptor Ed Dwight works at his Denver studio on FridayCyrus McCrimmon
Source: Denver PostPhotograph
Image Source (Top): Cyrus McCrimmon - Denver Post - 2015