T D Kelsey1946 -
Born: January 4, 1946, near Bozeman, Montana
T.D. Kelsey was involved with the rodeo for twenty-one years and worked as a commercial pilot for thirteen years before resigning to pursue ranching and sculpture fulltime in 1979. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad, conducting wildlife studies and research.
Kelsey has also received commissions from many companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Allen & Company Incorporated, the Saint Louis Zoo, and American Express. The National Museum of Wildlife Art commissioned A Change of Seasons, a monumental bison sculpture mounted outside in the museum's sculpture garden. His large moose bronze, Swamp Donkey, is on permanent display in the lobby.
Kelsey is a member of the National Sculpture Society and his work is recognized in many private collections and museums, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Society, the C.M. Russell Museum, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.