One of America’s most prominent mural artists, Robert Dafford considers his artistic career began as early as high school. His studies in art at the University of Southwestern Louisiana were interrupted by the Vietnam War, and he served for three years as a naval illustrator and draftsman aboard the USS Independence in the Mediterranean. Since then, he has completed more than 350 large scale public works throughout the United States, and also in France, Belgium, England and Canada.
Brother and fellow artist Douglas Dafford assisted with Waiting For The Whistle. The two artists often collaborate, Douglas handling the engineering challenges while Robert concentrates on the artistic aspects of the project