2023 Bighorn Rendezvous Artist – Gerald Anthony Shippen
Gerald Anthony Shippen grew up in northwestern Wyoming. His work is held in public and private collections in the United States, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. He is well-known for his figurative and wildlife sculptures, including outdoor monumental bronze sculptures placed in locations across the state, including: St. Anthony Catholic Church in Cody; The Brinton Museum in Big Horn; Central Wyoming College in Riverton; Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis; and Lincoln County Courthouse in Kemmerer.
Shippen is represented in The Brinton Museum’s holdings with Birds of a Feather created to sit atop a replica of an Italian marble fountain that once stood on the lawn of the historic Ranch House. He also created a second sculpture of Birds of a Feather done in color which is on permanent display in the interior entryway of the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. This latter work sits on top of the original marble fountain. A signature piece The Sentinel and also Wild Turkeys both are located at the exterior entryway to the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. The Brinton is additionally fortunate to own a painted casting of The Indian’s Pony as illustrated in From Bones to Bronze, The Indian’s Pony, published in 2020. Shippen received the Governor’s Choice Award in the 2022 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition for this work of art.
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