Bob Scriver

Bob Scriver


Nationality: American

Bob Scriver did not take up sculpting as a full time artistic pursuit until the age of forty-six. In fact, his undergraduate and graduate training was in music rather than art. He grew up on the Blackfeet reservation town of Browning, Montana, where he opened a taxidermy business after a stint in the army. It was his training in that field that prepared him so well for sculpting with great precision and realism the animals of the Rocky Mountains, such as moose, elk, deer and grizzly bears. In addition to animal studies, Scriver produced many sculptures depicting the historic and modern lives of the Blackfeet Indians. In 1969, the tribe honored Scriver with the presentation of the Little Dog Thunder Medicine Pipe, an honor afforded few outside of the tribe. In all, he produced over 1,000 sculptures in his career, all done at an age when some people are already looking toward retirement. Of his career, Scriver said, "My only problem is that it took me half a lifetime to decide what I really wanted to do with my life." Once he did, he excelled at that pursuit.


Bob Scriver Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Bob Scriver (American, 1914-1999) An Honest Try, 1968 Bronze with brown patina 30 inches (76.2 cm) high Ed. 7 Inscr
Bob Scriver (American, 1914-1999)An Honest Try, 1968Bronze with brown patina30 inches (76.2 cm) highEd. 7Inscr...
Lot 68003
Auction 5275
Saturday, November 12, 2016
BOB SCRIVER (American, 1914-1999) Herd Bull, 1959 Bronze 21 inches (53.3 cm) high Signed and dated on base: Bob Sc
BOB SCRIVER (American, 1914-1999)Herd Bull, 1959Bronze21 inches (53.3 cm) highSigned and dated on base: Bob Sc...
Lot 76305
Auction 5050
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Bob Scriver (American, 1914-1999) Pay Window, 1968 Bronze with brown patina 25-1/2 inches (64.8 cm) high Ed. 7 Insc
Bob Scriver (American, 1914-1999)Pay Window, 1968Bronze with brown patina25-1/2 inches (64.8 cm) highEd. 7Insc...
Lot 69019
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
BOB SCRIVER (1914-1999) Season of the Elk, 1976 Bronze with brown patina 11 inches (27.94 cm) high on a 2 inches (5.0
BOB SCRIVER (1914-1999)Season of the Elk, 1976Bronze with brown patina11 inches (27.94 cm) high on a 2 inches (5.0...
Lot 77066
Auction 5219
Saturday, May 2, 2015
BOB SCRIVER (American, 1914-1999) Nature's Children, 1974 Bronze with patina Ed. 15/35 7 inches (17.8 cm) including
BOB SCRIVER (American, 1914-1999)Nature's Children, 1974Bronze with patinaEd. 15/357 inches (17.8 cm) including ...
Lot 70036
Auction 5095
Saturday, May 5, 2012

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