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Sherry Salari-Sander (American, b.1941)

Birth Place: California, USA

Biography:

Who is sculptor Sherry Salari Sander?

Sherry Salari Sander is an impressionist sculpture artist whose subjects tend toward the wildlife of her native Montana. Originally a painter, Salari Sander has traveled the world multiple times, with animals from her tours in Alaska and Africa often becoming subjects of her sculptures. Salari Sander is considered one of the premier western artists working today. She has won several honors from the North American Sculpture Exhibition, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and the National Sculpture Society. She was the first woman to ever win a gold medal from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Salari Sander’s command of her medium is evident. Her pieces bristle with movement and life. As such, many of her sculptures are a favorite of zoos and wildlife museums all over the US. This includes the Denver Zoo, the Oklahoma Zoo, the National Wildlife Art Museum, and the High Desert Museum.

What kind of art does Sherry Salari Sander make?

Sherry Salari Sander is a master sculptor whose work typically focuses on wildlife of North America. This comes from a lifetime of studying animals in their natural habitats, whether that be in the African bush or the Yukon. Salari Sander says most of her inspiration comes from closer to home, her workshop lies on the edge of a small wildlife preserve and sanctuary in Montana. Salari Sander states that her ultimate artistic goal is to, “capture the magic of the animal’s spirit through its movements” as such, her Bronze pieces are full of implied movement and flow. These are beautiful pieces, praised for their authenticity and technique, but not beholden to anything but the spirit of the animal. Salari Sanders is a true artist.

How did sculptor Sherry Salari Sander get started?

Originally from Northern California, Sherry Salari Sander began her artistic career as a potter. Salari Sanders that this impulse started even earlier, as a child she and her sisters created houses from cardboard and salvaged wood. Culminating in a large town with holes for rabbits, horses, and deer. This set up a rich creative and imaginative life that would serve as a foundation for Salari Sanders in the coming years. Later in life, she moved to Montana, married Dr. Loren Vranish, and became inspired to create art that depicted the wildlife of her newly adopted home. Her switch to sculpting came when a foundry opened near her home in Montana. These sculptures quickly became widely acclaimed thanks to Salari Sanders’ natural talent and ability to show motion and action in bronze, no easy task.

How much are Sherry Salari Sander sculptures worth?

Sherry Salari Sander’s sculptures can be worth anywhere from a thousand dollars up to twenty thousand or more. The most ever paid for a Sherry Salari Sander sculpture at auction is $40,950 for the piece Whitetail Deer (Heroic Size) (1996) which sold on January 20th, 2018. It is a beautiful representation of a typical Salari Sander sculpture, two deer frozen in mid-jump, their motion rendered beautifully and completely. Investors and collectors would be wise to find Salari Sander sculptures now before they jump in price in the coming years.

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