Constance Whitney Warren (1888-1948), Bronco Rider, 1921. Bronze. 46 x 49 x 16 cm [approx.]. Museum Objects Collection.
We are often asked, “Who is the artist of the western sculpture in the classroom? Is it Remington?” Students are usually surprised to learn the work is by a woman. Constance Whitney Warren was one of the first women to produce large scale bronze sculptures in the early twentieth century.
Born in the heart of New York City to wealthy family, Warren grew up hearing stories from her father, Henry Warren, about his years as a mining engineer in the American West. She loved to draw horses and cowboys. Later, living in Paris, Warren learned the art of sculpture and designed a number of large-scale works now seen around the United States. This work may have been the model or maquette for one of those larger works.
Also on display in our west classroom: Constance Whitney Warren (1888-1948), Untitled [Bronco Rider], ca. 1921. Bronze. 47 x 32 x 18 cm [approx.]. Museum Objects Collection.
Vic Payne (born 1960), There’s a Valley Ahead, 1994. Bronze. Edition: 50. Museum Objects Collection. Depiction: Stage coach with four-horse team, cowboy, and woman. 44 x 108 x 48 cm [approx.]