45 Chappell, Bill - Elk Museum Series

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This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 19 @ 13:50UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Elk Museum Series
Artist: Chappell, BillDate of Birth: 1919-2010
Medium: Bronze, cast number 5/30
Dimensions: 26 3/4 x 27
Signed: Signed, titled and dated 1969
Frame/Outer Dim: 26 3/4 x 27 x 15
Born in 1919 in the Texas Panhandle, Bill Chappell knew the hardships of the hardscrabble life of the ranch hand, living with his parents in a dirt dugout for a time. But even as a boy, Chappell’s hands turned to art. He painted, sculpted, worked leather, wood, and silver. After serving in World War II, Chappell opened a saddle shop and moved to Colorado. In 1965, he made art his full-time pursuit.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 298.