2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
Artist and Metalsmith.
One rarely thinks of artist and football player as the same person. In the case of Mr. Kington, one can, having been an end on the 1952 Trojan squad and a member of the track team (also member of the “T” Club). However, Art became his vocation – in particular jewelry, metal work, and design – inspired by Topeka High art instructor Fayeben Wolfe. He received his B.A. from KU and Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Today he is Professor Emeritus of the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University. Mr. Kington has had numerous exhibits and has works in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Sabatini gallery at the Topeka Library, and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.