Lamar, Kent 2002

All paths seem to lead to the Chickasha campus for Angus Kent Lamar. The 1969 graduate of the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts returned to the campus where he has pursued his teaching career for the past three decades.

His dedication to his alma mater and his students has led Lamar down another path – to the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

Educated in Chickasha public schools, Lamar continued his education at OCLA, graduating in 1969 with a bachelor of arts in professional art. A year later in 1970, he completed a master of fine arts degree at Instituto Allende in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, where he also was a graduate-teaching assistant.

Lamar joined the USAO art department faculty in 1975, and has been the department’s chairman for the last 23 years.

In addition to his teaching duties, Lamar is a actively working artist. His work appears in private collections and in public locations throughout the United States. The son of well-known ranchers Percilla Lamar and the late Bob Lamar, his agriculture and Oklahoma background is evident in many of his works.

Variety is a key word to describe his art, which includes murals on exterior walls, fountains, a sculpture outside a public library, plus paintings and sculpture. Some of his works include “Snowshoes Thompson,” commissioned by the Sons of Norway in Uba City, Calif., and dedicated as a 1976 Bicentennial Site; also, “The Last Chapter” and “Last Chapter II,” a steel sculpture of a mother and child which sit in front of the Weatherford Public Library.

He is a member of the Chickasha Art Guild and Oklahoma Sculpture Society. His honors include being named in 2002 to "Who's Who in College Teachers."

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