Anthony Lott was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. On a science club field trip in high school, he sat in front of an Ancestral Puebloan granary and started a new trajectory in his life. While taking art classes at the University of Utah and later at the University of Montana, he spent his vacations backpacking through the Cedar Mesa drainages, taking back boxes of photographs, and using the images for painting landscapes at home. When a teaching position opened at the College of Eastern Utah in Blanding, he and his family moved to Bluff.


Anthony teaches drawing, painting, ceramics, art appreciation, and emergency medical response at Utah State University's Blanding Campus. He likes to ride his bike and fight fire.