George R. Anthonisen's works are in the permanent collections of the U.S.Capitol, Hall of Columns; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; New York's Carnegie Hall; The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.; Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville, KY; Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA; and more than two dozen other sites. Additional photos.
Immersed in the visual arts from early childhood, Warren Archer's sculpture communicates the rich culture and physical diversity of humankind. Archer's world travels and studies with many of the world's master sculptors has been a great inspiration to his work habit as a sculptor.
A Missouri artist who specializes in "Canine Images," Joy Kroeger Beckner creates life-like sculptures of dachshunds and other dogs that delight young and old. She first showed in a national competition in 1996. She has earned awards at the National Academy Museum, the National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Her bronze dachshunds have earned numerous awards, including four Best-in-Shows. Additional photos.
Never using the same style or technique, what is consistent with Bill Bond is the humor his works convey. Bill refers to his work as "whimsical." He says, "there is just enough humor in them that you want to laugh, but you don't know why." Bill has enjoyed much success during his twenty years as a sculptor. His works have been celebrated and displayed in collections and public venues around the world. Additional photos.
Hailing from northeastern England, Peter Brooke got his start working as a sculptor in Jim Henson's London-based Creature Shop. He soon moved on to fine-art sculpture and his work has gained increasing acclaim, particularly his animal pieces.
Buswell's recognition as an artist has come mainly from his sports action and portrait pieces. The1982 Brigham Young University graduate has sculpted busts of all new Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees since 1983. He has also created the NFL Special Service Award as well as medallions for Super Bowls XIX, XX, and XXI. Additional work includes creating awards for Major League Baseball and the NFL Players Association.
"Earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and attending the Graduate School of Architecture, Davis became increasingly inspired by the masters. He believes that studying the works and history of American artists such as Saint-Gaudens, French and MacMonies, and learning skills from some of today's best sculptors have been significant in his development as an artist. His pieces are now on display in public and private collections throughout the United States and Mexico, and have been shown in numerous art shows across the country." -- from The Victorian Gallery, Inc. website. Additional photos.
Robert Deurloo's individualism and independence are reflected in his art. Self-taught, his style has evolved over the past 20 years to the exquisite pieces we see today. Although appearing to be chiseled from rock, they are actually cast in molten bronze and finished with several layers of an exotic polished stone patina. Deurloo was one of only 62 artists nationwide to be accepted into the prestigious DU National Wildlife Art Show in Overland, KA. He also exhibits at the Wildlife Art Show in Minneapolis; Pacific Rim in Seattle; and the largest sculpture show in the nation in Loveland, CO.
A member of the National Sculpture Society, Dobberfuhl holds her M.F.A. degree from the New York Academy of Art. Recent Exhibits include Los Angeles' Museum of Natural History, Florida's Cypress Gardens and New York's Manhattan Towers. She created the new "Danville U.S.A." sculpture (above) in downtown Danville's Temple Plaza. Additional photos.
While her technique as a figurative sculptor is consistently traditional,
Elayne Doyle's pieces vary depending upon the medium employed; which include
bronze, stone, terra cotta and wood. It is not unusual for her to take
as much as a year to complete the "artist's original" before it is
painstakingly cast using the age old "lost wax" process. Each
sculpture is signed by the artist and serialed. Editions are restricted
to fifteen or less.
Although highly successful and visible as a freelance artist, Farris has dedicated himself to sculpture since the summer of 1995. "The human form is the most expressive subject I know. I try to create a piece that stirs an emotion in me, and hope it stirs an emotion in others." -Dennis Farris
Michael Hamby is an artist, musician, published illustrator, and retired pro football player. After an injury ended his career with the Buffalo Bills in 1989, Mike returned to his first love, art. He has received commission sculpture projects from Merrill Lynch, USA Today, Baseball Weekly, NFL Properties, U.S. Attorney's Office, the Buffalo Naval Park, and the National Wildlife Research Center in Colorado. Additional photos.
Teresa Hansen's ability to work well in fine detail in portraits of stylized realism has been nationally accepted and awarded. The qualities of beauty and grace convey quiet strength and genuine talent; be it a sketch, a relief, or bronze-size relief. She works in bronze, pewter, pencil, papercast, watercolor, and oils.
"Harold T. Holden, or 'H' as he is called by many, was born in Enid, Oklahoma. His work is included in the museum collections of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Woolaroc Museum in Bartlsville, Oklahoma, the Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock, Texas, the Whitney Gallery at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming, the Elizabeth Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art in Bolivar, Missouri, the Museum of the Cherokee Strip in Enid, Oklahoma." -- from the Harold T. Holden website.
Rick Jackson shares his experience of life in the west by forming them in bronze. Growing up in the ranching country of Texas afforded Rick an abundance of real life experience and a deep appreciation for the unspoiled life of the American cowboy. Through his art, Rick's intent is to capture a moment in time that evokes a specific, personal emotion in the collector allowing him to finish the story in his own unique, individual way.
Jackson has participated in many prestigious art shows and sales and received countless awards. He is currently represented by galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and California. Additional photos.
"The subjects for Karryl's art have primarily been wildlife. Her greatest joy is taking time to study animals in their natural environment. Her works have been inspired by adventures in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana. She also loves exploring our National Parks, but finds inspiration as close as her own back yard; an acre of land shared by her husband, dogs, miniature horses and any number of hungry birds." -- from the Wind Rush Gallery website.
Tuck Langland is an award-winning master of portraiture and the human
figure. With 35 years of experience, he produces museum quality bronze
sculptures in limited editions. A variety of life-size figures is available
for gardens and indoor locations. Langland is a Fellow in the National Sculpture Society and an Academician
in the National Academy. He works cooperatively with individuals and
committees to provide artwork that satisfies the client's needs while
maintaining fine arts standards. Langland has also worked internationally with
sculptors such as Francis
Nnaggenda of Uganda. Additional
"Born in Montana, Andi received her education at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where her interest in sculpture first developed. Andi prefers to sculpt on location where she can connect directly with her subject matter. Finding resonance in simple scenes, like a mother bathing her child in a mountain stream, or the pathos of an old man staring sadly into space, she creates by looking into the heart of the human experience and shaping what she perceives. As she sculpts, she is for spontaneity and depth, trying to capture the essential feeling of the moment." -- from the parksgallery.com website.
A member of the National Sculpture Society, some of Walter Matia's outstanding works are represented by a few of his commissions, which include: Blair House, the president's guest house, Washington DC; Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pittsburg, PA; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Loveland CO; Deerwood Office Park, Jacksonville, FL.
"Francis Nnaggenda is a former head of the Department of Sculpture at the School of Fine Art, Makerere University. He is one of the leading African artists, whose expressionistic work, especially in sculpture, has drawn considerable acclaim. In his monumental sculpture titled "War Victim" at the main library of Makerere University he has expressed with deep emotion the violence of the society. The monument of the King of Buganda is a majestic work on the outskirts of Bulange, further works can be seen at Kennedy Centre Auditorium and Zurich Museum of Art." -- from the kentaro-art.com website.
Paul Oestreicher's exposure to many life styles include living intermittently with the Unami-Delaware Indians in Oklahoma, sculpting and drawing the traditional elders, and participating in efforts to preserve the cultural and oral history of the tribe. An accomplished artist in all medium, Oestreicher best describes good art, "It is not whether the piece is figurative or abstract that makes it valid as a work of art. Nor is the medium essential. It is the vision and passion of the artist that make the difference. Additional photos.
Elliot Offner lives and works in Massachsetts. He trained at Yale, where he received his BFA and MFA. His many honors include the Gold Medal from the National Sculpture Society, of which he is first vice-president, and two Tiffany Foundation grants. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Smith College and he has been visiting artist at many institutions including Cambridge University and The Royal College of Art. His work is in numerous public collections including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Springfield, MA Museum of Fine Arts. His many commissions include a monumental bronze and granite water sculpture in downtown Minneapolis, and a Holocaust Memorial in the Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York.
Master Sculptor, Leo E. Osborne has been recipient of six Awards of Excellence and three Sculpture Prizes from the Society of Animal Artists. The National Sculpture Society has awarded him prizes for interpretive work. He has won first place in World Class Interpretive Carving Competitions and his numerous 'Birds in Art' Exhibitions have featured his work on museum tours of China, Japan, Hawaii and much of North America. With 30 years of work in museum, private and public collections, Osborne has earned the distinction of being a leading force in the Contemporary Art World.
"The images, styles and concepts that characterize my
sculpture are varied. As an artist, I am interested in many directions and ideas, and prefer to explore them simultaneously
instead of focusing on only one at a time." -Michael Pavlovsky
"Don's sculpture work is rooted primarily in the presentation of form in space. Using the bird as a point of departure, he explores the relationship of positive and negative space and how this interplay can be manipulated to give the impression of life and movement to his chosen subjects. Don's work, although somewhat abstract, has a strong basis in anatomical accuracy. He feels that '...you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it. This allows you to pick and choose which characteristics to emphasize, or de-emphasize, in order to create a certain feeling in the piece.'" -- from the Artists of Nature website.
Born and raised on a Texas ranch, Don Ray's upbringing continues to influence the subjects of his art work: Western landscapes, historical paintings, and bronze sculptures depicting southwestern life and culture.
His exhibits include the Hudson Valley Art Association, White Plains, N.Y.; Abercronmie and Fitch, New York City; the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center, Amarillo Texas, as well as numerous gallery shows in the Southwest.
Kevin Robb's sculpture is not created according to a set plan-he doesn't sketch out a design in advance. The placement of each component of the piece is an answer to a question of relationships, which he discovers as the work is in progress. He says, "My work is abstract but still accessible to viewers." Additional photos.
"Marion Roller, NA, FNSS was born in Boston, Mass. Studied at the Vesper George Scholl of Art, The Art Students League and received her BA from Queens College. She is a versatile sculptor Ė equally facile in small works in fired terra cotta or monumental works in cast bronze. Her figures, portraits, base reliefs and medals have been awarded numerous honors. Rollerís sculpture has been exhibited in places throughout the world including the National Academy of Design and National Sculpture Society in New York City; The United States Mints in San Francisco and Denver; Albany (NY) Institute of History and Arts: Pittsfield (MA) Museum; Cannon House Rotunda in Washington, D.C.; National Sculpture Society of Serravizza, Italy; Federation Internationale de la Medaille in Helsinki, Finland, Budapest, Hungary, and widely exhibited in Eastern Europe as part of the U.S. Information Service." -- from Allied Artists of America website.
"Influenced by sixteenth-century Chinese rocks which are considered
concentrations of energy and life and also objects of contemplation, Richard
Rosenblum's sculptures communicate a profound experience of being. Falling
between traditional figurative sculpture and Postmodern abstraction, Venusvine
offers a meditative, universal, and timeless image of oneness with nature.
Rosenblum combines landscape with the human figure and transforms matter from
its inert and passive state." -- from www.decordova.org.
Rosetta's first love was sculpture, although her formal training was in commercial art. After establishing a career in graphic design, the urge to pursue sculpture resurfaced and she became a full-time sculptor. Her subjects are the big cats. Explains the artist: "The dichotomy of incredible beauty and the unmatched ferocity of the consummate predator make the mysteries of the feline a worthy subject for artistic exploration." Rosetta is a member of the National Sculpture Society, Society of Animal Artists, and the National Sculptors Guild.
Emphasizing form and movement as his primary design objectives, John Sewell combines varying degrees of representational and abstract interpretations in his sculpture in wood, metal, and stone to produce what he sees as a metaphorical embodiment of the feminine principal.
A successful wildlife and marine sculptor, Kim Shaklee distinguishes herself from other artists by her ability to transform static metal into fluid motion to capture the essence of an animal. Shaklee's works have been shown in many national and international exhibitions, and are included in collections around the world, including the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Tempered by a life that stressed the basics, the works created by the hands of Bill Snow are from a skilled craftsman and an insightful artist. Bill Snow has gained a wide reputation for his unique interpretation of the world around him. "My work has gone from the representational to the interpretative. . . I spent many years just perfecting the techniques of realism. . . you must learn the basic techniques before you can turn clay or stone into something meaningful." Bill's works are examples of a classical sculptor whose search for perfection drives him to be passionate about his renderings of forms and textures. Click on the images to view larger pictures. Additional photos.
In her hometown of Golden, Colorado, Pati Stajcar crafts beautiful sculptures that reflect her connection with nature. Many of her subjects are the inhabitants of the Colorado Rockies.
"Life's experiences reflect themselves in my sculpture. Energy, flowing from and around each form, guides the gift I present to you.
'Each design begins and ends in abstract but blends with the representation. Flow and balance are my subject matter expressed through nature." -Pati Stajcar. Additional photos.
Shirley Thompson-Smith has been described as a sculptor who presents "Humanity in clay" whether she is working bronze or pristine white clay. Her celebrations of the female form are characterized by distinctive searching faces with elongated hands and feet. Fine Art Collector stated "It is extremely difficult to look upon the beautiful sculptures of Shirley Thompson-Smith without succumbing to the urge to touch...she is simply one of America's finest sculptors."
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Kent Ullberg spent seven years in Botswana, Africa, before moving to the United States. An avid fisherman and scuba diver, his work is known for monumental sculptures dedicated to the preservation and and appreciation of wildlife. He is a full Academician of the National Academy, the nation's oldest and most prestigious art organization, and has received the highest professional recognitions.
Sculptor Garland Weeks can trace his Texas heritage as far back as the year 1835. With such deep Texas roots, it's no surprise that much of his work portrays the quiet, intimate side of western characters. Awards and memberships include the National Sculpture Society, National Academy of Western Art, American Medallic Sculpture Association, British Art Medal Society, and 1995 Official Texas State Sculptor.
Ronnie Wells received a degree of fine arts from Louisiana Tech University in 1968 and has been a full-time professional artist for over 20 years. Blessed with outstanding ability as both a painter and sculptor, he has received much recognition in both aspects of his career.
Hollis Williford is one of the rare permanent members
of the National Academy of Western Art. His thirteen foot monument
sculpture Welcome Sundown graces the east entrance to the Cowboy Hall of Fame in
Oklahoma City. The Thomas Gilcrease museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, Maryland; and Duquesne University, Pittsburg,
Pennsylvania, are but a few of the institutions along with many private
collectors around the world who own Williford's works. Additional
"A licensed falconer, Pete Zaluzec received his B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has won numerous awards for his work including Best in World for three consecutive years at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Artís World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in the miniature decorative class. These pieces are in permanent exhibition at the museum in Salisbury, Maryland. Pete began carving in 1986 by making highly detailed and perfectly rendered lifelike birds. His pieces have evolved from the intricately painted ones to naturally finished pieces in cherry or walnut to now the simplicity of classic bronze sculptures." -- from Artists of Nature website.
Last Update October 30, 2003