Cherry, Tim

Cherry, Tim

Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art.  Meet Quest for the West® artist Tim Cherry.

Cherry 2016

Tim Cherry
Born 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; lives in Branson, Missouri

ANIMALS HAVE PERSONALITIES that make me smile, and that is what I try to convey through my work,“ says Tim Cherry of his wildlife sculptures. While he was still a teenager, a job as an outfitting guide in British Columbia, the Yukon, and the Northwest territories provided him close contact with the moose, bears, and other animals that he now sculpts. To further explore his interest in wildlife, he studied animal anatomy with a taxidermist whose own sculpture inspired Cherry to try his hand.

As a sculptor of animals, both wild and domesticated, Cherry has been influenced more by Art Nouveau than strict Realism, which is evident in the abstract shapes of his playful, stylized works. His sculptures’ smooth finishes lend themselves to a variety of patinas, adding interest and individuality to his creatures.

Notable Awards and Achievements
2017
       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2016       Briscoe Western Art Museum, House Sitter installation
2016       National Museum of Wildlife Art, River Mates added to the permanent collection
2016       City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Whole Hog and Bear Ball monument installations
2010       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Best Sculpture in the Round
2010       Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming, Bison Columns monument installation
2010       City of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rabbit Reach and Stag Leap monument installations
2010       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Margaret Hexter Prize for Sculpture in the Round
2007       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Gold Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize
2004       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Percival Dietsch Prize
2004       Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003       Gilcrease Museum, Silver Anniversary Rendezvous, Featured Artist
2003       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Elliott Gantz and Company Foundry Award
2002       National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Bedi-Makky Art Prize

Memberships
National Sculptors’ Guild
National Sculpture Society
Society of Animal Artists

Gallery Representation
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

www.timcherry.com



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