Alexander Phimister Proctor

1860 - 1950
Origin: Canada
Born: September 27, 1860, Bozanquit, Ontario
Died: September, 1950

As a young boy, Alexander Phimister Proctor and his family traveled throughout the American West, eventually settling in Denver. He worked as a cowboy, staked homestead and mining claims, and served as a deputy in the lawless mining region of Colorado. Proctor hunted throughout the West with his horses and dogs, continually sketching animals and western subjects. In 1885, his desire for formal artistic training led him to New York to study at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. At that time, he created his first bronze statues of a fawn, a bear cub, a cub and rabbit, and a stalking panther. He also produced sculptures for the Chicago World's Fair in 1892 and 1893. In 1895, Proctor won the Rinehart Scholarship, which enabled him to join the active sculpting community in Paris, France.

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1911, Bronze
Alexander Phimister Proctor
Canada, 1860 - 1950