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1997, patinated cast bronze, limited edition numbered 2/25, with incised signature in the casting near horse's left rear foot, presented on a rectangular wood plinth with engraved gallery plaque.
19 3/4 x 31 x 9 in,
Sante Fe based artist, Gilbert Jerome "Gib" Singleton is an internationally known figurative bronze sculptor of religious and Western themed works. Simultaneously influenced by the work of Donatello and Remington, the artist worked in a style he defined as "emotional realism."
Gib grew up in Missouri and Illinois to a family of sharecroppers. He was educated at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and later attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Gib won a Fulbright Fellowship to restore Renaissance art in Europe. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, and was later recruited by the Vatican Workshop.
The Gib Singleton Museum in Santa Fe was established to display approximately 150 bronzes he produced in his lifetime along with the 40 unreleased pieces. His works have been exhibited in various museums, including the Museum of Modern Art,The Vatican Museum in Rome, Italy; the National Art Museum, Tel Aviv; the Holocaust Museum; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy; Singleton-Biss Museum of Fine Art; Yad Vashim Memorial, Jerusalem; among others.
A few scattered white accretions to crevices, overall good estate condition.
$2,000 - 4,000