Russell Faxon was born in Independence, Missouri in 1951 and was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He attended Memphis State University on a football scholarship and received a B.A. degree in art education from Western Kentucky University in 1973.
After teaching in the Metropolitan Nashville School System, from 1974-1976, Mr. Faxon traveled to Italy pursuing his love of sculpture. For six months he created sculpture at the Mariani Foundry in Pietrasanta. While in Italy he was able to study and experience the works of "The Masters" of sculpture and the Arts. He also began to learn the fine art of bronze casting for the development of his sculpture.
Upon returning to the U.S. Mr. Faxon continued his sculpture career with gallery exhibits in Chicago, Philadelphia, Connecticut, and Louisville. He moved to Bell Buckle, Tennessee in 1979 to serve as resident artist at the Webb School. He established his home and business, Selah Studio, in the historic pre-civil war area of the town. There he continues the development of his limited edition bronze figures through the process known as "Lost Wax". Mr. Faxon's creations range in size from table models to monumental and are in private and corporate collections across the United States and Europe, which include Barbara Mandrell, Abilene Christian University, Lloyds of London, Calsonic International, The State of Tennessee, Northern Telecom, Inc., The Korean War Memorial of Tennessee, the City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff for Opryland, USA, Cracker Barrel Inc., Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, Bank of America and CNL Corporation of Orlando, Florida
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