In Memory

Andy Lakey - Class Of 1978

As reported to me by Carmen Young (class of ’80) and Linda Lakey (class of ’79,) and his Obituary. That Andy Lakey class of '78 (October 22, 1959 - October 4, 2012) was an American artist. He was best known for his 2000 paintings of angels, created between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1999.

Andy has passed and now returned to the Halls of Valhalla and is In Memory with all who have also returned to MoVal HS to walk the halls and visit in the Quad and share treasured moments of their time.  Andy was also Viking Varsity Football player and a soldier.

The artwork he became known for in the beginning was textured paintings of angels. Because of the medium he used the 'blind' could see.

When he first saw Lakey's early work, says Michael Miller, national director of Dyansen Gallery, which displays Lakey's work, Miller was struck by how many influences he detected.

"There's tribal, Indian, Egyptian, graffiti art," he says. But when you meet the artist, says Mr. Miller, he was almost unaware of the influences he's incorporated. "He's really a natural-born artist," says Miller.

Andy Lakey's success story is quintessentially American, with an emphasis on the Californian: a spiritual transformation from car salesman to a divinely motivated bestselling artist whose art studio claims that he presently has over 30,000 collectors worldwide, including celebrities and notable people such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Pope John Paul II, Ed Asner, Kelsey Grammer, Jimmy Carter, Gerald & Betty Ford, Prince Albert of Monaco and others.

He is survived by his widow, Chantal, and his stepdaughter Monika, who worked most closely with him in his studio and sister Linda Lakey (graduated 1979) Viking Cheerleader.