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Robert Scriver (1914 - 1999)  Artworks >>

Organizations* : CAA

A sculptor who carried on the realistic, storytelling tradition of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, Bob Scriver was born on the Blackfoot reservation in Montana. Many of his life-long companions were from that tribe, and many of his works captured the frenzied action of cowboys and Indians and the animals they either rode or chased. His education began in Browning, Montana and he ultimately earned a Master's Degree in Music and then taught public school in Browning and Malta. He also played in professional bands across the Northwest and Canada before turning to taxidermy in 1951. He used those skills in his job of developing the Museum of Montana Wildlife in Browning. He also created a large sculpture of Charles Russell, hoping it would be accepted for the Statuary Hall in Washington. Although it was rejected, his sculpting career took off, and he received much recognition including membership in the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art. He did several series of sculptures including 33 works of the Rodeo and 53 pieces tracing the history of the Blackfeet Indians. He was a collector of so much cowboy and Indian memorabilia that after his death on January 29, 1999, several auctions of these items were held. Source

  • CAA = Cowboy Artists of America
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