Tim Shinabarger is an award-winning American sculptor and painter internationally known for his portrayals of wildlife.  Today, his works in bronze can be found in major museums and private collections, including the Autry National Center’s Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Wyoming.

Among some of his accolades:  Being a four time winner of the coveted James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at the annual Prix de West Invitational and earning similar distinctions from the National Sculpture Society, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Society of Animal Artists.  Most recently, in 2016 and 2017, he has had monumental sculptures permanently placed on the grounds of the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the CM Russell Museum.

“Wapiti is the Shawnee term for the elk meaning white rump.  It is a term that is still widely used today and adds a bit of romance to a truly regal animal.  Once spread from ocean to ocean and border in the lower 48 states, they are once again being reestablished throughout much of their traditional range through the efforts of many devote conservationists.  It is really a tremendous success story in modern wildlife conservation.  I have always had a special fondness for them and love to use them as subject matter for my art.

Tim Shinabarger about "Wapiti"