AUCTION 2024 - AUGUST ONLINE,

LOT 55

Robert Summers

b. 1940

John Wayne

MEDIUM: Bronze, cast 15/20

DIMENSIONS: 37 1/4 inches overall height

ESTIMATE: $3,500.00 - $5,000.00

Signed, titled and dated 1981

Hoka-Hey Foundry

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 37.25 x 14.5 x 12 inches - 95 lbs.

Additional Information

Robert Summers (b. 1940) is a representational oil painter and sculptor who focuses on the contemporary West. He once stated that he “finds it hard to paint anything unless it relates to my own experience.” He was born in Cleburne, Texas and has many prominent bronzes throughout the West, including the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum, the Dallas Pioneer Park, The Los Angeles International Airport and the Plano Texas Baccus Plaza. In 1999, Summers was commissioned to sculpt a 150-foot life-sized monumental portrait of American cattleman John Chisum by the John Chisum Memorial Foundation in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1980, Summers was commissioned to sculpt the nine-foot-tall statue of John Wayne for the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. During the project Summers worked closely with the Wayne family, after which Patrick Wayne commented, “this is the frist time I have seen my father since he died.” This sculpture is a smaller version of the John Wayne statue at the Orange County Airport.

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