Sandy Scott – NWR Artist
Born 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, lives in Lander, Wyoming
Surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams in her Wyoming and Ontario Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott is an avid outdoors woman, licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts. Trained at the Kansas City Art Institute, early in life she worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, she has won many awards for sculpture and etchings and her work is in numerous museums including Gilcrease Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, R.W. Norton Museum, and Brookgreen Gardens. In 2014 the Briscoe Museum awarded Sandy the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and recently she received 3 major awards: The National Sculpture Society 2015 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for realistic sculpture in the classical tradition; The National Sculpture Society 2016 Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for classical sculpture; and Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence.
In 2016 and 2017 Sandy is being honored with a retrospective which will be shown at several museums including Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. The Retrospective features work from the past 50 years of her professional career.
“The most profound realization of my life is that there are people I have never met who live with my art, and therefore I share with them a personal, if not intimate relationship,” Scott said.