Wyoming native Dave McGary was destined for a career in art almost from the start. As a teenager, he was one of four students chosen to travel to Italy to study anatomy and the ancient art of bronze-making. McGary would eventually build his studio in New Mexico, where he would win many awards for his meticulously crafted, highly detailed bronzes of Native Americans. In addition, McGary executed numerous public commissions, including the larger-than-life sculpture of Chief Washakie that stands in the U.S. Capitol and the heroic Battle of Two Hearts on the University of Wyoming campus. McGary’s work is distinctive. The level of detail he achieves in bronze is unmatched, and his subtle polychromes are unmistakable.
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