Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Walter Matia (1953- )

Maryland based wildlife sculptor was born in 1953. After earning degrees in biology and art design from Williams College in Massachusetts, he spent twelve years with the Nature Conservancy. As the vice president of land management, he traveled frequently. In 1986, Matia left the Nature Conservancy to become a full time sculptor. Monumental bronze sculpture followed.  Among Matia's larger-than-life-size commissions is the fighting bull logo of the Merrill Lynch Corporation headquartered in New York City. The artist was also commissioned to create a fountain and a wall frieze for Blair House, the U.S. President's official guest house in Washington, D.C. He has sculpted pieces for the Wichita Botanical Gardens in Kansas; Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado; and a nine-foot-tall eagle for American University in Washington, D.C.

Gussie Fauntleroy, Southwest Art, July 2001

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