Roger Ignon ’62

Roger sponsored a memorial art exhibition for Gui Ignon, The Gui Ignon Memorial Art Show for Young Artists. Gui was father to Roger ’62, Lance ’74, and Sandy. He taught art at Thacher from 1951 to 1963 and his wife, Olga, was the librarian. Gui passed away the summer of 1963.

Don Porter ’62 recalls a sculpture “I did under Gui Ignon’s tutelage. I would not be an artist today were it not for Mr. Ignon. He was a heavy smoker; with a cigarette dangling from his lips, ashes would occasionally fall on the marble hands as they came to life. Rich memories!”

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