Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Robert Scriver (1914-1999)
Robert Macfie Scriver was born in Browning, Montana in 1914 and died in 1999. He is known as "The Cowboy's National Sculptor" who also models wildlife, men of American history, and the Blackfeet. After earning his Bachelor of Music degree in 1935, Scriver taught in the Browning Public Schools until 1940 when he returned to college for his Master's. During World War II, he played coronet in the Air Force Band and then went back to teaching. He was also a member of orchestras including Ted Weem's. The taxidermy career began in 1951. In 1953, he built a shop for taxidermy and for the casting of miniature animal figurines he modeled, becoming the best known taxidermist in Montana, especially for big game. By 1956, he was established in his new career as a sculptor, starting a series of wildlife bronzes. He cast sixteen models in 1962 with a one man show and then became a charter member of the Society of Animal Artists. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design and in China. He was also a member of the National Sculpture Society, the Cowboy Artists of America, and the National Academy of Western Art.
View high resolution images of works by Bob Scriver when available.

"1917 Bull Rider"

"1918 Steer Wrestler"