Robert Summers


Robert Summers


Nationality: American

Artist Robert Summers holds a unique distinction in the city of Dallas, Texas. He has created the most photographed site in the city, and it has nothing to do with John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Located in a city park in front of Dallas City Hall is Summers's larger than life-size homage to the western traditions of Texas. His sculpture Pioneer Plaza Trail Drive is composed of 40 bronze steers and three mounted cowboys that are spread out over a 2.8 acre site. Summers, who began developing his talent as an artist at a very early age, was chosen for the task of creating the sculpture due to his success in creating images, both in painting and sculpture, that were drawn from the ranching and cattle driving traditions of Texas. A resident of Glen Rose, Summers still draws his inspiration from the ranchers and cowboys of his home territory. First hand observation and innate talent have always been the tools that Summers has drawn on. He has had little formal education in the arts but has developed the talent to utilize many different artistic techniques and media including oils, watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, pastel, and sculpting clay.


Robert Summers Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ROBERT SUMMERS (American, b. 1940) Breaking Camp, 1974 Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm) Signed and date
ROBERT SUMMERS (American, b. 1940)Breaking Camp, 1974Oil on canvas24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)Signed and date...
Lot 75028
Auction 5026
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
ROBERT SUMMERS (American b. 1940) End of the Day, 1970 Oil on masonite 20in. x 30in. Signed and dated lower right
ROBERT SUMMERS (American b. 1940)End of the Day, 1970Oil on masonite20in. x 30in.Signed and dated lower right...
Lot 23138
Auction 628
Thursday, May 4, 2006
ROBERT SUMMERS (American, b. 1940) Buffalo Man (Spirit of the Plains), 1979 Bronze 13 inches (33.0 cm) Ed. 11/30 Ti
ROBERT SUMMERS (American, b. 1940)Buffalo Man (Spirit of the Plains), 1979Bronze13 inches (33.0 cm)Ed. 11/30Ti...
Lot 76476
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Robert Summers (American, b. 1940) The Old Man, 1999 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm) Signed and dated
Robert Summers (American, b. 1940)The Old Man, 1999Oil on canvas30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)Signed and dated...
Lot 62286
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
Robert Summers (American, b. 1940) Surprise Visitor, 1999 Oil on board 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm) Signed
Robert Summers (American, b. 1940)Surprise Visitor, 1999Oil on board11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm)Signed...
Lot 61645
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017

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