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Austin Barton


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Austin Barton was raised in the Snake River and Wallowa Valleys of Northeastern Oregon. Breaking horses and working on farms and ranches he acquired an intimate knowledge of the western way of life. He earned a living in those days, but even as a young boy, Austin's dream was to become an artist.

Austin's love of the west is reflected in his work and by nature he is drawn to sculpt images of the American Cowboy and their Horses. Indian, Wildlife and other works such as "Tuesday's Child" also show just what a great sculptor he is on any level.

With Austin"s exceptional talent and attention to detail, he quickly made a place for himself in the international bronze market. His impressive sculptures can be found in many private and corporate collections

After a tour in the Navy during WWII and later completing commercial art school, Austin spent 20 years as a fashion and merchandise illustrator at a well-known outlet, working his way up to the head of the art department.

In 1984, he gave up advertising art, trying his hand at painting, before deciding sculpture was where his talent lay. He cast his first piece in 1985, at the age of 56. In a matter of a few years, Barton's work was in high demand; one of his editions sold out in less than a year.

Austin Barton's love of nature and his natural gift for form and feeling have made his Western, Indian and Wildlife Sculptures, in the opinion of some, "rivals of the old masters".

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