Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Lawrence Tenney Stevens (1896-Deceased)
Lawrence Tenney Stevens was born in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1896. He was a sculptor that specialized in western animals. Stevens was also a painter, printmaker, and lecturer. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society. His work is in the Brooklyn Museum, the Will Rogers Museum of Claremore, Oklahoma; an Arabian Stallion at the City of Scottsdale; and the Brookgreen Gardens of South Carolina. "Steve" Stevens studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and with Charles Grafly and Bela Pratt. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1922, permitting study at the American Academy in Rome as well as throughout the Near East until 1925. He visited Wyoming and Arizona in 1929. After World War II, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and then to Tempe, Arizona in 1954. He was described as "a lean, sinewy man galloping through life in Western pants and cowboy boots, his goatee quivering with laughter or indignation, his longish hair never seeming to settle on his head." Stevens did "The Rodeo Series" of sculpture in bronze. "The Rodeo Series" was the main rodeo events. He began with "The Cutting Horse" which was exhibited in 1960.
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