Edward James Fraughton

b. 1939

Edward James Fraughton


Park City, Utah


Western theme sculpture- cowboy and Indian figure

From Utah, Edward Fraughton is a sculptor in stone and bronze of western and history subjects, many of them commemorative and in public locations.  Some of his major works include the Mormon Battalion Monument, Sons of Utah Pioneers at the Presidio Park in Old Town San Diego; the All is Well Family Monument in the Brigham Young Cemetery in Salt Lake City; and the Spirit of Wyoming monument on the grounds of the state capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  A major interest is cowboys and horses, especially cowboys on running horses.  Fraughton once said: “The cowboy comes closest to being a Greek centaur, man and horse working together almost as one body.”