The Night Horse
SCULPTOR CURTIS FORT
Curtis Fort was born and raised on a working ranch in Tatum, New Mexico. All he ever wanted was to be a rancher and cowboy just like his Dad. In college he began to experiment with clay sculpture and continued after graduation while working as a cowboy on ranches in New Mexico and Texas. While Fort was working on Vermejo Ranch his cowboy life and sculpture was the subject of an article in the Smithsonian Magazine. Little did he realize the impact that would have on his career. After continuing to work as a cowboy for several years Fort had to make a decision between sculpture and ranch life. That decision has led him down a 30 year path as he tells his story in western bronze sculpture. Fort has a large following of collectors all over the world and his work has been advertised in many publications. He continues to market his work through private shows, museum exhibitions and juried art shows and galleries. For the last two and one-half years, Curtis wrote about his cowboy life for the NM Stockman Magazine. These stories will soon be published as a book by University of Oklahoma Press. Although they travel 4 good majority of the time, Fort and his wife make their permanent home in Tatum, NM.
As the boy watched the river flow, his future appeared before him. He listened intently as his grandfather spoke... watched closely as the old man's hands worked the riverbed clay. The people and animals born from sharp eyes and a skillful touch moved the boy. His heart was drawn to the power of sculpture. The boy's soul was filled with inspiration. To this day that inspiration pours forth like the river.
This is the story of Charles Pratt, a self-taught artist who is called a wizard and genius by his peers. Pratt's reputation is known throughout the world because of the great breadth of his work and the incredible depth of each individual piece. Using his Cheyenne-Arapaho heritage as a guide, Pratt breathes a unique brand of Native American poetry into his creations. This art is not bound by any particular medium or scale. He molds large, small, and even miniature sculptures out of cast bronze, metal and stone. Striking color and texture are added with his skillful use of silver and semi-precious stones, such as turquoise and coral.
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23"H; 12.25"W; 12.5"D
Mesa Madonna portrays both the strength and beauty that the Navajo People represent, both past and present
Edition 20/$5250 + S&H
Bearer of the Medicine Shield
26"H; 30"W; 14"D
This Crow warrior is a decorated warrior who has been chosen to bear the medicine shield of his war society.
Edition 25/$6750 + S&H
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