Robert Dafford


Robert Dafford

Robert Dafford (born May 14, 1951) is an American muralist.

Life and work

Robert Dafford is a native and current resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Dafford has painted over 300 murals across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England.Fact|date=September 2008 He has been painting murals, signs and fine art paintings for 35 years. In the past fifteen years, Dafford has concentrated on working along the Ohio River, painting over two hundredFact|date=October 2008 large historical images of cities on their floodwalls, using trompe l'œil, advanced perspective, and realist technique.Fact|date=October 2008 Many riverboat tours make stops along the Ohio River specifically to see his murals. Dafford is best known for his murals in Paducah, Kentucky; Portsmouth, Ohio; Covington, Kentucky; and his giant 'Clarinet' in New Orleans. The 60+ consecutive Portsmouth muralsFact|date=October 2008 stretch over 2,000 feet (610 m) and cover 44,000 sq. ft.Fact|date=September 2008 Dafford's murals are created with the purpose of boosting downtown development in small communities.

External links

* [http://www.daffordmurals.com/index.html Official Personal Site]
* [http://www.acadianmemorial.org/english/mural.html Acadian memorial]
* [http://www.riverfrontmurals.com/ Vicksburg Riverfront Murals]
* [http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadart.htm Acadian Art Gallery]
* [http://www.sciotocountyohio.com/mural.htm Portsmouth Murals]
* [http://www.cityofmaysville.com/articles/page.asp?articleid=3980 Maysville Floodwall Mural Project]
* [http://www.muralcity.org/dafford/dafford.html Biography on Dafford]
* [http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/13/loc_kymurals13.html Cincinnati Enquirer Article about Dafford]
* [http://www.aboutpaducah.com/photogallery/floodwallmurals Paducah Murals]


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