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    Bob Scriver (American, 1914-1999)
    An Honest Try, 1968
    Bronze with brown patina
    30 inches (76.2 cm) high
    Ed. 7
    Inscribed on the base: -7- "An Honest Try" © Bob Scriver Special 1968
    Inscribed along the base: Powell Foundry

    LITERATURE:
    B. Scriver, An Honest Try, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975, p. 77, front dust jacket, another example illustrated;
    P. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1974, p. 341, another example illustrated.

    In the mid-1960s, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association commissioned sculptor Bob Scriver to create a heroic-sized portrait of Bill Linderman, a famous bull riding champion. This was the beginning of a long association with the PRCA for whom the artist created many busts of outstanding people. Soon after, he embarked on a monumental project: a large sculpture of each rodeo event, along with portraits of notable participants, both animals and people. An Honest Try, which portrays a bull rider atop his steed mid-action, became his trademark and the name of a book about these sculptures. A one-and-a-half life-sized version of the sculpture stands in Kansas City, Missouri. The present work, created in 1968, is a smaller version of this notable statue.



    More information about Bob Scriver, also known as Scriver, Bob, Bob Scriver, Scriver, Robert MacFie.



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    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
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