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Tim Shinabarger

About Tim Shinabarger

Tim Shinabarger is an award-winning American sculptor and painter internationally known for his portrayals of wildlife. Today, his works in bronze can be found in major museums and private collections, including the Autry National Center’s Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.

Among some of his accolades: Being a four time winner of the coveted James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at the annual Prix de West Invitational and earning similar distinctions from the National Sculpture Society, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Society of Animal Artists. Most recently, in 2016 and 2017, he has had monumental sculptures permanently placed on the grounds of the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the CM Russell Museum.

-- Todd Wilkinson

Click on the images below to view Tim Shinabarger's artwork available for sale at this year's show.

Artist Statement

Caribou naturally have a lot of aesthetic qualities. They have a beautiful long white mane, sweeping antlers, and disproportionately large hooves. Everything is exaggerated creating a lot of drama and visual excitement.
Often when doing a piece like this, I will start with a fairly detailed skeleton and work my way out. It allows me to get the movement loose and free….not stiff. That supple quality can be very elusive in sculpture.

Past Artwork


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