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Keith Christie (1935 - 2017)  Artworks >>

A Professional Artist since 1972, Keith Christie is well known for his Bronze Sculpture, Oil Paintings, and Limited Edition Prints. Over the years he has had Art Shows and Exhibits in many of the Nation's premier Fine Art Galleries including several sell-out shows at the exclusive Prix de West Art Show at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oaklahoma. Articles about Keith and showcased pieces of Art can be found in ART OF THE WEST, WESTERN HORSEMAN and AMERICAN COWBOY MAGAZINES. Keith’s first Gold Award came at the age of fifteen in a statewide Oil Painting competition for high-school students. Since then, his artwork has won many Gold, Silver and People’s Choice Awards in various juried art shows throughout the United States. Wells Fargo Bank purchased his entire edition of twelve 5'-6" Bronze Stagecoaches. The Stagecoaches are now featured in the executive offices of the Bank's major branches all over the world. This purchase opened the door to several Fine Art galleries, and creating Art became a full time profession. "Best of all" Keith says, "it financed my dream of owning a ranch in the Sierra Foothills of California." Since then, Keith produced well over 160 Bronze Sculpture editions and close to a thousand Oil Paintings. His work is collected by individuals and corporations all over the world. In 1980, Keith's book entitled JUMPING CHOLLA, Genesis of a Bronze Sculpture was pubished by Northland Press of Flagstaff, Arizona. The book details the creation of a Bronze Sculpture from the Artist's initial idea to the finished work of Art. The book is filled with drawings and photographs which are most helpful to beginning artists and collectors who need a good understanding of the sculpture process. In 2002, the Navy selected Keith to create a large Bronze Plaque as part of a Memorial honoring U.S. Military Service Members, which is now a landmark at the lookout site on the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Keith was infatuated with the subject of Cowboys and Horses for as long as he could remember. His early sculptures were carved from bars of ordinary household soap or clay from a nearby creek. According to his Mother "A piece of wood wasn’t safe from his creative whittling once he had been granted the privilege of owning and sharpening his own pocketknife at the age of 8!". To his last day, Keith was fascinated with Western images and the environments in which they exist. "I can never imagine running out of ideas when it comes to Western Art." Keith said.

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