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Richard Greeves

Birth place or City of origin: St Louis
State of origin: MO
Last known City: Fort Washakie
Last known State: WY
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Richard V. Greeves has lived among the Indians and wildlife of Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation for more than forty years. Naturally, these subjects are the focus of his sculpture. A native of St. Louis, Greeves is a self-taught artist whose work can be found in museums and prominent collections both nationally and internationally.

Greeves is the recipient of the Prix de West Invitational Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and is a regular instructor at the Scottsdale Artists' School. He has been honored with solo exhibitions at the Missoula Museum of Arts, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Washakie County Museum, and the Wyoming State Capitol. His monument The Unknown was commissioned by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, where it is on permanent display. His studios are located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Autry National Center acquired his sculpture The Sheepeaters of Yellowstone in 2000. In the same year, Greeves won the James Earle Fraser Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit in Sculpture at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for his larger-than-life statue of Chief Washakie. He also had two monuments unveiled at the Whitney Museum in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Wyoming. In 2006, he had a one-man exhibition of twenty nine sculptures, titled Lewis and Clark Among the Indians: Sculptures by Richard V. Greeves, at the Autry National Center, where he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

At the time of this printing, Richard V. Greeves is represented by Borsini-Burr Galleries, Half Moon Bay, California; Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, and; Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona.

 

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