Van Howd Bronze Gallery

City: Las Vegas County: Clark County Population: 1375765 State NV Zip Code: 89149 Website: Van Howd Sculpture Gallery Phone: Holly 866 250-3478

Doug Van Howd has been commissioned to do work for heads of countries. His oil painting of Yellowstone Falls was presented to the Queen of the Netherlands during the Netherlands-American Bicentennial celebrations in Washington DC. He has twice been received as a guest of the government of Taiwan to present his works to President Chiang Ching-Kuo and President Lee Teng-hui. His bald eagle “Masters of the Wind” is displayed in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington DC, his portrait of Attorney General Edwin Meece hangs in the Hall of Justice, and his well-known “Friends of Freedom” bronze sculpture, after many years in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, has a new home in the Reagan Library. Sadly, we missed seeing our Shikar friends in Cabo San Lucas because of the timing of the Shikar meetings this year. We are always sorry to miss any opportunity to be with this group of friends that comes from all over the world to work on projects to conserve wildlife around the world. This year we have lost several members, one of whom was Harry Tennyson. Many years ago, Doug was a part of a Black Rhino rescue headed by Harry that brought 8 rhinos to Texas to see if they would breed and could be brought back from near extinction. At last report that Doug received there were more than 130. Note: Since this newsletter was written in September, we have lost one of our dearest friends and collectors, and a legend in the fishing industry, Captain William “Bill” Poole of San Diego. Our prayers are with you, Ingrid.

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Creating large sculptures: For a large sculpture, the artist will usually prepare small study models until the pose and proportions are determined. An intermediate-sized model is then constructed with all of the final details. For very large works, this may again be scaled to a larger intermediate. From the final scale model, measuring devices are used to determine the dimensions of an armature for the structural support of a full-size temporary piece, which is brought to rough form by wood, cardboard, plastic foam, and/or paper to approximately fill the volume while keeping the weight low. Finally, plaster, clay or other material is used to form the full-size model, from which a mold may be constructed. Alternatively, a large refractory core may be constructed, and the direct-wax method then applied for subsequent investment. Before modern welding techniques, large sculptures were generally cast in one piece with a single pour. Welding allows a large sculpture to be cast in pieces, then joined.

Sculptors through the years: * Alessandro Algardi (1595 – 1654) * Reginald E. Beauchamp (1910 – 2000) * Tony Cragg (1949 – ) * José Maria David (1944 – ) * Lukman Alade Fakeye (1983 – ) * Grinling Gibbons (1648 – 1721) * Duane Hanson (1925 – 1996) * Adam Kraft (1460 – 1509) * Pompeo Leoni (1509 – 1590) * Cathy de Monchaux (1960 – ) * Corrado Parducci (1900 – 1981) * William Henry Rinehart (1825 – 1874) * Jawad Saleem(1920 – 1961) * Prince Paul Troubetzkoy (1866 – 1938) * George Frederic Watts (1817 – 1904) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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