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Clark Everice Bronson (American, b.1939)

Sculptures

Birth Place: Kamas, UT, USA

Biography:

Who is sculptor Clark Everice Bronson?

Clark E. Bronson is an American sculptor whose work often depicts the wildlife of his native Utah and the American West. He still lives in the area that has inspired almost all of his art, splitting time between Provo, Utah and Bozeman, Montana. His work has been exhibited at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for three consecutive years (1973-1975) and also at the National Sculpture Society in 1981. He had previously won a silver medal for a bronze sculpture from the National Sculpture Society in 1977. He is a member of the National Academy of Western Artists, the Society of Animal Artists, and the National Sculpture Society. 

Originally Clark E. Bronson worked as an illustrator for many outdoor magazines. Some of these included Sport Afield, Boy’s Life, and the Denver Post. It may have seemed an odd choice for the burgeoning illustrator to switch mediums, but Bronson’s natural talent made the change an easy one. It proved to be a turning point in his career. 

What kind of art does Clark Everice Bronson make?

Clark Everice Bronson is a sculptor whose bronze sculptures are often of the wildlife of the American West. He has been hailed by Harry Horswell of the prestigious Tryon Gallery of London as “The greatest wildlife sculptor since the 19th century.” While initially a wildlife illustrator, Clark made the switch to sculpting in the late 1960s. Since then Clark’s work has exploded in popularity, with entire series selling out as soon as they are put on the market. He has produced over 80 bronze pieces since then and additionally has filmed and recorded hundreds of nature footage for reference for these pieces. 

How did sculptor Clark Everice Bronson get started?

Clark Everice Bronson was born in Utah. The son of a game warden in Utah, he apprenticed for three years with the legendary illustrator Arnold Friberg before being hired by the Utah Game and Fish Commission for his illustrations and watercolors. Later, he worked as an illustrator for many commercial publications and magazines including The Illustrator, National Wildlife, Colorado Outdoors, and Boy’s Life. It was during this run that Bronson decided to switch to his now-preferred medium of bronze sculpting. 

How much are Clark Everice Bronson sculptures worth?

Clark E. Bronson sculptures are worth a few thousand to around ten thousand dollars. The highest price ever paid at auction for a Clark Everice Bronson sculpture is $13,200 for the bronze Way of the Eagle (1975) which sold for $13,200 on October 28th, 2000. Bronson also has an identical price paid at auction for his bronze Eagle’s Conquest (1980) which sold for $13,200 on the same date. 

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