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John Waddell

Allison Watching by John Waddell
Allison Watching
American Eagle by John Waddell
American Eagle
Ancient Dance by John Waddell
Ancient Dance
Ancient Mode by John Waddell
Ancient Mode
Andrea by John Waddell
Andrea
Anne by John Waddell
Anne
Anne Dancing by John Waddell
Anne Dancing
Aspiration by John Waddell
Aspiration
Athena by John Waddell
Athena
Back Walkover by John Waddell
Back Walkover
Balance by John Waddell
Balance
Beth Seated by John Waddell
Beth Seated
Butterfly Yogi by John Waddell
Butterfly Yogi
Cade and Aura by John Waddell
Cade and Aura
Cathy T Standing by John Waddell
Cathy T Standing
Chrysalis by John Waddell
Chrysalis
Compassion by John Waddell
Compassion
Containment by John Waddell
Containment
Dagne & Gingali by John Waddell
Dagne & Gingali
Dancer About to Rise by John Waddell
Dancer About to Rise
Dave Reclining by John Waddell
Dave Reclining
Dawn by John Waddell
Dawn
Dillon and one year old by John Waddell
Dillon and one year old
Dillon Seated by John Waddell
Dillon Seated
Earth to Sky by John Waddell
Earth to Sky
En Balance by John Waddell
En Balance
En Tournant by John Waddell
En Tournant
Equipoise by John Waddell
Equipoise
Flight by John Waddell
Flight
Invisible Chair by John Waddell
Invisible Chair
Irish Queen by John Waddell
Irish Queen
Jennifer's Dance of Life by John Waddell
Jennifer's Dance of Life
Jill Reclining by John Waddell
Jill Reclining
Leslie Leaning by John Waddell
Leslie Leaning
Lovers by John Waddell
Lovers
Man Leaning by John Waddell
Man Leaning
Martha Leaning by John Waddell
Martha Leaning
Medium Harpist by John Waddell
Medium Harpist
Meta by John Waddell
Meta
Michelle Kneeling on Rock by John Waddell
Michelle Kneeling on Rock
Nadine as a Young Girl by John Waddell
Nadine as a Young Girl
Nate by John Waddell
Nate
Pam by John Waddell
Pam
Pam Reclining by John Waddell
Pam Reclining
Past & Present by John Waddell
Past & Present
Pensive (Sally) by John Waddell
Pensive (Sally)
Poet by John Waddell
Poet
Progeny by John Waddell
Progeny
Rosa Resting by John Waddell
Rosa Resting
Rosa Walking by John Waddell
Rosa Walking
Ruth by John Waddell
Ruth
Ruth & Lindsey by John Waddell
Ruth & Lindsey
Ruth Brushing Her Hair by John Waddell
Ruth Brushing Her Hair
Spectator by John Waddell
Spectator
The Harpist by John Waddell
The Harpist
Toni by John Waddell
Toni
Torso of Amanda by John Waddell
Torso of Amanda
Vers Grande Jete by John Waddell
Vers Grande Jete
Vicki Victoria by John Waddell
Vicki Victoria
Welcoming Muse by John Waddell
Welcoming Muse
Willow by John Waddell
Willow
Woman Emerging from the Water by John Waddell
Woman Emerging from the Water

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John Waddell

Best known for bronze sculptures of female nudes in motion, John Waddell was born in 1921 in Iowa. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and had his first solo show in Peoria, IL at age 21. He was in the military and the G.I. Bill financed the remainder of his formal education, which is two M.F.A.s in Fine Arts and Art Education.
He and his wife, Ruth, a close partner in his professional as well as his personal life, moved to Arizona in 1957. He headed the Art Education Department at Arizona State University (then Arizona State College) for several years. During this time Waddell made sculpture his primary art form. The 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four young girls died, became a pivotal event in his development as an artist. The monument he created in  response to that tragedy, “That Which Might Have Been”, Birmingham, 1963, resides in the garden he designed for it at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Lincoln Drive in Phoenix.
At age 43 he resigned from teaching to become a full-time sculptor. His work has been collected internationally. A prolific artist, there are 14 public venues in Phoenix alone, where his work is on display. He has also had exhibitions and permanent
installations throughout the United States. The Waddells have lived in the Verde Valley, near Sedona, Arizona since 1970.
He is considered an Arizona Treasure and Legacy artist.