Van Howd Studios

City: Las Vegas County: Clark County Population: 1375765 State NV Zip Code: 89193 Website: Douglas Van Howd Sculpture Gallery Phone: William 530-887-9600

Van Howd owns and operates Sierra Sculpture, Inc. which ensures him the finest in craftsmanship and quality in his castings and specializes in the production of monumental bronze statues. Since 1988, he has been commissioned to place monumental sculptures in museums, resorts, corporate grounds, city sites and private estates. Many from around the world have been photographed with his bronze monuments, which are centers of attraction for all ages. In late February and March of this year we continued making our annual photo trek to Tanzania, Africa, Doug’s 42nd trip to Africa, Nancy’s 17th. But this year was very special because we had our son-in-law, Bill, and two older granddaughters, Heather (then 14) and Lyndie (then 12), with us. We spent two days in Amsterdam exploring via train the museums and windmills, many of which are still working and producing. One of special interest was a windmill which since the time of Rembrandt has ground the paints used by the old masters for their oil paintings. We went in search of Doug’s painting of Yellowstone Falls, Queen Beatrix’s favorite spot in America, presented to her in The Great Hall in Washington DC when Doug was White House artist. Her wish was for it to hang in a prominent museum in Amsterdam when it left the Great Hall. We found the Rijkes Museum under complete renovation and closed for the next two years, so we’ll have to try again. The next ten days were full of excitement and surprises as we all photographed leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, migrations in Tanzania, and had a wonderful time. It was made more special by the presence of our friends who joined us and our guide and trip host, Nigel Kinsley-Heath. Next year in 2010 we plan to take our daughter, Holly, who hasn’t been to Africa since she was 9 years old.

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Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture is often called simply a “bronze”. Common bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable property of expanding slightly just before they set, thus filling the finest details of a mold. Their strength and ductility (lack of brittleness) is an advantage when figures in action are to be created, especially when compared to various ceramic or stone materials (such as with marble sculpture). These qualities allow the creation of extended figures, as in Jeté, or figures that have small cross sections in their support, such as the equestrian statue of Richard the Lionheart. Modern statuary bronze is 90% copper and 10% tin; older bronze alloys varied only slightly from this composition.

Sculptors through the years: * David Ascalon (1945 – ) * John Nelson Battenberg (1931 – ) * Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (ca. 1716 – 1799) * Charles Despiau (1874 – 1946) * János Fadrusz (1858 – 1903) * Tommaso Geraci (1931 – ) * Eva Hesse (1936 – 1970) * Pamela Irving (1960 – ) * Jacques Lipchitz (1891 – 1973) * Bruce McLean (1944 – ) * Corrado Parducci (1900 – 1981) * Ligier Richier (1500 – 1567) * Alexander Sokolov (1955 -) * Hamo Thornycroft (1850 – 1925) * Nellie Walker (1874 – 1973) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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