" Dee Jay Bawden
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DJ Bawden

     Dee Jay (DJ) Bawden is an American professional sculptor. He is from West Valley City, Utah and now resides in Provo, Utah.
     DJ's mother was a painter and his father was a wood carver. In his early years he learned basic art concepts, basic proportion and anatomy from his parents. By age 13 his art skills were developed so well he was asked to make a sculpture of his schools mascot, a life-sized horse sculpture. In the 1960's before he was 18 years of age, he sold multiple bronze statues and loved creating limited addition custom bronze's.
     DJ was a finalist for the Sterling Scholarship in Utah in 1969. He was offered a scholarship to attend the University of Utah but left the school after 2 months, due to art teachings he didn't like nor agree with. After leaving the University of Utah, DJ started an apprenticeship working under world famous Utah sculptor, Edward J. Fraughton.
     Throughout the 1970's,  western art, native american, mountain men, and wildlife sculptures of DJ's filled galleries throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. By the mid 1970's he was able to become a full time professional sculptor. DJ dedicated all of his time and effort's to bronze sculpture and grew more passion for art everyday.
     By the late 1970's and early 80's DJ experienced some life lessons & changes that made him try sculpting statues of a more religious nature. He was able to sculpt many religious statues for christian churches all over the world.
     DJ has 14 children with his first wife who passed in 1997. He is now remarried to his former high school sweetheart, Deana Johansen Bawden. Between the two of them they have 18 children and they love and support all of them.


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