Longtime University of Kansas professor and artist Elden Tefft passed away last week at the age of 95.
He leaves behind an important legacy.
Elden Tefft is probably best known for his bronze sculpture of Moses that sits on KU’s campus. But in the art world, Tefft was a giant. He created the first non-commercial bronze foundry in the United States on KU’s campus, which led to a boom in the craft.
John Hachmeister is a sculpture professor at KU. He came there first as a student in 1969 and spent many years working with Tefft.