Bronze Inside and Out: A Biographical Memoir of Bob Scriver
More than any other book that I can think of, Bronze Inside and Out puts a human face on Western art - indeed, all art. It invites us to ponder the very nature of the creative process." - From the foreword by Brian W. Dippie, University of Victoria
Bronze Inside and Out: A Biographical Memoir of Bob Scriver is a literary biography of sculptor Bob Scriver, written by his wife, Mary Strachan Scriver. Bob Scriver is best known for his work in bronze and for his pivotal role in the rise of "cowboy art." Living and working on the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, Scriver created a bronze foundry, a museum, and a studio - an atelier based on classical methods, but with local Blackfeet artisans. His importance in the still-developing genre of "western art" cannot be overstated.
Mary Strachan Scriver lived and worked with Bob Scriver for over a decade and was instrumental in his rise to international acclaim. Working alongside her husband, she became intimately familiar with the man, his work, and his process. Her frank, uncensored, and highly entertaining biography reveals details that give the reader a unique picture of Scriver both as man and as artist. Bronze Inside and Out also provides a fascinating look into the practice of bronze casting, cleverly structuring the story of Bob Scriver's life according to the steps in this complicated and temperamental process.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
American animals Artists of America asked began Blackfeet Bob Scriver Bob’s bought bronze Browning Buﬀalo Bill bull C.M. Russell called cast ceremony Charlie Charlie Russell clay couldn’t Cowboy Artists Cut Bank Cut Bank Creek Daniel Chester French didn’t diﬀerent door East Glacier ﬁeld ﬁgure ﬁlled ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁnished ﬁre ﬁrst ﬂoor Fort Benton foundry front Galleries Glacier National Park Gunsmoke hand Harold head Hélène heroic-size horse Jeanette kids knew Linderman lived looked Lorraine loved Macﬁe Malvina Hoﬀman Margaret married Mary Scriver Maurice metal mold Montana Historical Society mother mountains Museum never oﬀ painting Photo pickup Pipe Bundle Plains Indian plaster plastilene portrait ranch reservation Robert rodeo sculpture someone Starr School statue studio stuﬀ talked taxidermy Thad things thought tipi told took town turned wanted Wessie Western art woman
Page 362 - Hoffman, Malvina. Heads and Tales. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Hoffman, Malvina.
Page 362 - The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth Century Sculpture from North American Collections. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with George Braziller, 1980. Garfinkle, Charlene G. "Louise Abbema and the Transatlantic Nature of Her Columbian Exposition Mural Sketches.