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Quest for the West artist Tim Cherry

by The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 24, 2016

Cherry 2016

Tim Cherry

Born 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; lives in Branson, Missouri

Prairie Monarch
2008, highly polished stainless steel, edition of 8, 17 x 14 x 4 inches

Prairie Monarch has a very classical and elegant pose. The combination of this pose, my highly artistic design style, and the use of mirror-polish stainless steel creates a sculpture that is classical in nature and contemporary in composition.


ANIMALS HAVE PERSONALITIES that make me smile, and that is what I try to convey through my work,“ says Tim Cherry of his wildlife sculptures. While he was still a teenager, a job as an outfitting guide in British Columbia, the Yukon, and the Northwest territories provided him close contact with the moose, bears, and other animals that he now sculpts. To further explore his interest in wildlife, he studied animal anatomy with a taxidermist whose own sculpture inspired Cherry to try his hand.

As a sculptor of animals, both wild and domesticated, Cherry has been influenced more by Art Nouveau than strict Realism, which is evident in the abstract shapes of his playful, stylized works. His sculptures’ smooth finishes lend themselves to a variety of patinas, adding interest and individuality to his creatures.

Notable Awards and Achievements

2016       City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Whole Hog and Bear Ball monument installations
2010       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Best Sculpture in the Round
2010       Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, Bison Columns monument installation
2010       City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rabbit Reach and Stag Leap monument installations
2010       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Margaret Hexter Prize for Sculpture in the Round
2007       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize
2004       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Percival Dietsch Prize
2004       Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003       Gilcrease Museum, Silver Anniversary Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Elliott Gantz and Company Foundry Award
2002       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Bedi-Makky Art Prize

Memberships

National Sculptors’ Guild
National Sculpture Society
Society of Animal Artists

Gallery Representation

Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
timcherry.com

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