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Artist and Sculptor Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett was best known as an actress and a model, but she was an artist and sculptor first. Farrah Fawcett studied art at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) from 1965 to 1968. According to an article at the Texas Exes UT alumni organization website:

Farrah’s studies at UT quickly became focused on art. She studied under sculpting professor Charles Umlauf, becoming a protégé of his and maintaining contact with him through the rest of his life.

A sculpture by Farrah Fawcett was exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2002.  The controversial exhibit was a collaboration between Fawcett and contemporary sculptor Keith Edmier.  Fawcett’s piece in the exhibit was a life size nude bronze sculpture of Edmier, and he created a reclining nude marble sculpture of her.

Their work was documented in the book Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcett: Recasting Pygmalion by Lynn Zelevansky.

For those that would like to own artwork by Fawcett, an original signed artwork by Farrah Fawcett is up for auction in the Heritage Auctions 2010 April Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, which will take place April 10, 2010.

Artwork by Farrah Fawcett
Artwork by Farrah Fawcett

See also:

LA Times Culture Monster Blog, When Farrah met LACMA.

Vanity Fair, Remembering Farrah Fawcett, the Artist.

See the Pop Life Art home page for links to the artwork of more than 100 actors, singers, and musicians