Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

T. D. Kelsey

T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. He rodeoed for many years in rough stock events and team roping. Presently, TD trains and shows his own cutting horses. He worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he resigned to devote full time to his art. Their interests in promotion of Texas longhorn cattle, maintenance of a wild horse herd on their ranch, passion for Africa and its wildlife, and concern for conservation of wildlife worldwide have inspired many of his works. Kelsey's work is found in private and public collections worldwide. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society and was honored with a one man show at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum and the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum. He has placed several monumental pieces both private and public. These include "Texas Gold" located in the historic Stock Yards area of Fort Worth, Texas, "Briargate Mustangs" in Colorado Springs, Colorado, "Royal Challenge" for Cabela's in Sidney, Nebraska, "The Plainsman" for the Denver Buffalo Company in Denver, Colorado, "Change of Seasons" and "Swamp Donkey" at the National Museum of wildlife art in Jackson, Wyoming, "DagaBoys" at the St. Louis Zoo and "Swamp Donkey" for Loveland, Colorado Benson Park. TD has also received commissions from companies and individuals such as Allen & Company Incorporated, American Express, Jean and John Brittingham Park Springs Ranch, Meredith and Tom Brokaw, the Saint Louis Zoo, and Mahlon B. Wallace, III for both monumental and garden-size pieces.

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