GIDEON, ELMO CLIFFORD, 86, Historic Miami Artist and Sculptor Gideon, 86, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his home and studios in Thomasville, Georgia after a lengthy illness. Described as an artist who borders on being an elemental force whose own ambitions guided him in the development of revolutionary paints and sculpting compounds, technique and form and application that enabled him to create over 20,000 original works of art during his life. His paintings and sculptures include some of the worlds most known subjects, including the famous Gideon Holocaust Collection. Gideon is survived by his wife Heather Gideon, sister Eloise Flood, daughter Terry and husband Ed Markham, son Richter and wife Kathy Gideon, granddaughter Jennifer (Markham) Mabe, and grandsons Erik and Adam Markham, and Richter Gideon Jr, and great-granddaughters Ashton and Autumn Mabe, and Bailey and Erika Markham. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 at 6 pm in the chapel at Allen & Allen funeral home, 110 Hansel St, Thomasville, Ga. 229-226-6331. Visitation will be afterwards in the Gideon family home. 229-226-8468. For more information on Gideon, please visit the artists website www.GideonMemori- al.org. Donations may be sent to the Gideon Museum, PO Box 2956, Thomasville, Georgia, 31799. View this Guest Book at www. MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
Published in the Miami Herald on Dec. 26, 2010.