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    EARLE HEIKKA (American, 1910-1941)
    Trophy Hunters
    Bronze with polychrome
    14 x 50 inches (35.6 x 127 cm)
    Ed. 11/30

    The small Montana town of Great Falls has had a great influence on the development of American Western art. It was home to both Charles M. Russell, perhaps the most widely known of all cowboy artists, both past and present, and his good friend and fellow painter, Olaf Seltzer. Earl Heikka also hailed from Great Falls and no doubt was quite familiar with the work of both men. Heikka was largely self taught and unlike the other two Great Falls artists, he was primarily a sculptor. Like Russell and Seltzer, Heikka mined the life he saw around him for his artistic inspiration. He modeled cowboys, miners, and hunters to create a body of work that tells stories of Montana and western history. Typical of his work is Trophy Hunters which shows his skill at creating a complex group of figures that convey a definite narrative line. Heikka's attention to detail, gained through personal observation and experience, is always on display in his sculpture. Like his predecessors in Great Falls, Heikka is intent on telling a story, one populated with real people engaged in real life experiences.


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    November, 2010
    20th Saturday
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