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"Destiny - Chief Joseph" Bronze by David Manuel


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(B. 1940) limited edition bronze 24/50. Dated 1995. Cast signature and title on loer front. Depicting a young Chief Joseph on a rearing Appaloosa horse, mounted ot a marble and wood plinth, name plaque on front base. 38"H x 21"W x 9"D David Manuel, born of Italian descent and raised in Walla Walla, Washington, began his career in art at a very early age. David's aunt sold his sketches to pilots at a nearby bomber training base. The sketches, selling for a dime each, proved David's talents at age 3 1/2 years. At age nine, David received his first national award, which was judged by Norman Rockwell. David's career has grown rapidly, with his paintings valued higher and with moving into the three dimensional art world. Among commissions completed by David Manuel are three monuments of John Wayne, which gained him the title of "Authorized Sculptor" for Wayne Enterprises. Later in the '80s, David was chosen the Official Sculptor for the "UNITED STATES MARSHALS BICENTENNIAL." This monument previously on display in the founder's wing at the Cowboy Hall of Fame, is now placed at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. A smaller replica of this bronze has found its home at the White House in Washington D.C. David held the title of "The Official Sculptor for the Oregon Trail."

PERIOD: Late 20th Century

ORIGIN: Washington, United States

SIZE: 38"H x 21"W x 9"D

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