Open 365 days a year Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:00pm | Sun 9:30am-6:00pm. Located at the Broadmoor Hotel at 1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs

Walter Matia

Crossing to Safety

Bronze
1/1
56 X 16 X 12

$15,800.00

In stock


Customer Service 719-577-5744
Print Flyer
Walter Matia

b.1953

educated at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he earned degrees in Biology and Art Design. Much of his training was attained during a long apprenticeship in the Exhibits Department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
After leaving the Cleveland Museum, Walter worked for eleven years with the Nature Conservancy, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and unique habitats. He served as the organization’s vice president in charge of land management.
He began casting bronze sculptures in 1980. Initially, he concentrated on bird life, over the years he has worked on sporting dogs and other mammals. In 1987 he began a series of large fountain and garden pieces. In 1989 the Blair House Restoration Committee placed one of his fountains in the formal garden of the United States President’s Guest House. To complement the fountain, Walter produced a bronze wall frieze for the Blair House in 1992.
His works have been exhibited in one man shows at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. He is regular participant of the Society of Animal Artists; National Sculpture Society; Masters of the American West; Coors Western Art and the Prix de West Invitational. Walter is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Master Wildlife Artist at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. He has received the National Sculpture Society Gold Medal Award; the Bronze Medal Award Pietro & Alfriedo Montana Memorial Prize; the Society of Animal Artists Leo J. Meiselman Award; the Prix de West Fraser Sculpture Award; the Masters of the American West, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Sculpture Award and James R Parker Trustee Purchase Award.
His sculptures have toured with various shows to dozens of museums both in the United States and abroad. Major commissions include: the Wichita Kansas Botanical Gardens, Wichita, KS; Benson Park Sculpture Gardens, Loveland, CO; American University, Washington, DC; Deerwood Office Park, Jacksonville, FL; National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY; Merrill Lynch corporate regional offices; NFL Houston Texans Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX; Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH; The Fried Farm, Crozet, VA; the Bird Dog Hall of Fame, Grand Junction, TN and Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC.
Coors Western Art Exhibit
National Western Stock Show
Denver, CO

Masters of the American West
Autry National Center
Los Angeles, CA

American Masters
The Salmagundi Club
New York, NY


Prix de West Invitational Exhibition
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City, OK

National Sculpture Society
Annual Exposition
New York, NY

Society of Animal Artists
Annual Exposition
Berthoud, CO

Mashomack Preserve Benefit
The Nature Conservancy
Shelter Island, NY


Western Visions
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson Hole, WY

Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Cody, WY

Birds in Art
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, WI

Art for Lands Sake
The Valleys Planning Council Inc
Maryland

Phoenix Invitational
Steel Gallery
Phoenix, AZ

Collectors Reserve
Gilcrease Museum
Tulsa, OK

Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
Thomasville, GA

Loyalhanna Watershed Benefit
Ligonier, PA
Birds in Art , Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum – Wausau, WI

Master Wildlife Artist (2007)

Masters of the American West, Autry National Center – Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture “Promise of Spring” (2007)
James R. Parks Trustee Purchase Award “Golden Rule” (2013)
Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture “Golden Rule” (2013)
Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture “The House of Lords” (2014)
National Academy of Western Artists – Oklahoma City, OK (1992-94)

Awarded Membership (1994)

National Sculpture Society – New York, NY

Awarded Membership (1996)
Awarded Fellow (2004)
Maurice B. Hexter Gold Medal Award “Large Great Blue Heron” (2003)
Pietro & Alfriedo Montana Memorial Bronze Medal Award “A Fool For Love” (2005)
C. Percival Dietsch Award, “Seeing Things Whole” American Bald Eagle (2014)
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition – Charleston, SC

Featured Sculptor (2003)

The Knickerbocker Artists – New York, NY

Award Winner Representational Art (1992)

The National Museum of Wildlife Art – Jackson Hole, WY

The Red Smith Award voted best in show by jury of fellow artists “Rising Pintails” Pintail Ducks (2004)

The Red Smith Award voted best in show by jury of fellow artists”The Rebel Angels” Raven (2013)

The Prix de West Invitational Exhibition – Oklahoma City, OK

Major General & Mrs. Don D. Pitman Wildlife Award, Exceptional Artistic Merit for Wildlife Sculpture –“Deuces Are Wild” (2002)
The James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit “Large Great Blue Heron Pair” (2003)
The James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit “Promise of Spring” (2006)
Major General & Mrs. Don D. Pitman Wildlife Award, Exceptional Artistic Merit for Wildlife Sculpture – “For Spacious Skies” (2011)
Major General & Mrs. Don D. Pitman Wildlife Award, Exceptional Artistic Merit for Wildlife Sculpture – “Marsh Masters” (2015)
The Society of Animal Artists

Signature Member
Annual Exhibitions (1975-present)
Blauvelt Purchase Award (1996)
Award of Excellence “Pride” (2005)
Leonard J. Meiselman Award for Representational Sculpture “Molly is a Working Girl” (2006)
The West Select – Phoenix Art Museum

Silver Medal Award, “The Rebel Angels” Raven (2013)
SKU: 32285 Categories: , Tags: , ,
Updating…
  • No products in the cart.