Wednesday, February 24, 2010

President Ronald Reagan Elephant Signing

Doug Van Howd owns and operates Sierra Sculpture, Inc. which ensures him the finest in craftsmanship and quality in his castings and specializes in the production of monumental bronze statues.  Since 1988, he has been commissioned to place monumental sculptures in museums, resorts, corporate grounds, city sites and private estates.  Many from around the world have been photographed with his bronze monuments, which are centers of attraction for all ages.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Douglas Van Howd Master Sculptor

Douglas Van Howd, Nevada born sculptor and painter, has become well-known worldwide for his wildlife and western creations.  He received his advanced art education at the highly acclaimed Art Center School in Southern California, where he began to develop his exquisite lifelike detailed style that enhances the grace and movement he captures in his work.  This trademark has brought him to a place of honor in his field and his works are found in collections worldwide.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

What Is The Best Size For A Bronze Monument?

We consider a monument to be any sculpture life-size or larger. Doug prefers to create monument sculptures that are life plus 1/4 in size, especially if they are to be placed outdoors, because a smaller scale can get lost in the expanse of the out-of-doors. Exceptions would be if the subject is especially large like the dinosaurs or the elephant, which he is doing now that is 13’ at the shoulders, or if the project is commissioned life-size for a purpose. Doug’s monument sculptures are as lifelike in detail and as full of movement as his small sculptures, making them very special. Doug has created bronze monuments for many purposes such as estate landscape art, schools, museums, hotels, airports and business complexes, throughout the world ~ the finest available in outdoor art.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Van Howd Master Sculptor & Painter

Doug Van Howd has been commissioned to do work for heads of countries.  His oil painting of Yellowstone Falls was presented to the Queen of the Netherlands during the Netherlands-American Bicentennial celebrations in Washington DC.  He has twice been received as a guest of the government of Taiwan to present his works to President Chiang Ching-Kuo and President Lee Teng-hui.  His bald eagle "Masters of the Wind" is displayed in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, Washington DC, his portrait of Attorney General Edwin Meece hangs in the Hall of Justice, and his well-known "Friends of Freedom" bronze sculpture, after many years in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, has a new home in the Reagan Library.