(1914-1999) Limited edition bronze 41/50. Patinated bronze on wood base. Signed, dated and number in the casting. Titled on the base. A Montana sculptor. Bob Scriver is known for Animal and western sculpture. Bob Scriver was an elected member in both the Cowboy Artists of America organization and the National Academy of Western Art. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and was accepted for membership in the National Sculpture Society. Scriver created heroic sculptures in Montana of the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and in Wyoming of the legendary Buffalo Bill. His Cowboy works include a heroic work of Bill Linderman at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma and his "Rodeo In Bronze" series, one of four belonging to the Devonian Institute in Canada. In 1981, for the Winchester Arms Company, he was also commissioned to do a famous logo called, The Winchester Rider. This set a new record for contemporary sculptors with gross sales totaling over one million dollars. This edition of 250 was completely sold out in 30 days from the time of National advertising. Scriver's art depicts a sense of freedom that has been lost by the Indian and is seemingly being lost by the cowboy. The Late Dr. Harold McCracken, Director Emeritus of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, was quoted in the forward of Scriver's book NO MORE BUFFALO as calling Scriver: "America's foremost sculptor today-bar none". Scriver died January 29,1999. He has left behind him stories, and dreams of the West....in bronze.
PERIOD: Late 20th Century
ORIGIN: Montana, United States
SIZE: 30"H x 9"W x 24"L With Base 14 1/2"H x 11"W x 26"D