Joe Beeler Speaker Of The House Native American Indian western bronze bust sculpture

Joe Beeler biography:

A founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America*, Joe Beeler was a pioneer in contemporary western art and is accomplished in both painting and bronzes.  At annual exhibitions of the CAA, Beeler earned numerous Sculpture Awards: Silver, 2000; Gold 1993 and Best Of Show; Gold and Silver, 1990; Silver 1973; and Gold, 1971, 1969, and 1967.  In 2001, he received the CAA Special Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was born on Christmas Day, 1931 in Joplin, Missouri and was early recognized as having art talent.  He was raised in Oklahoma and Missouri and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State Teachers College and continued studies at the Art Center School in Los Angeles.

He served in the Korean War and taught at Tulsa University and Kansas State Teachers College, which he later credited as giving him the art background he needed.  His art career began with illustration assignments with the University of Oklahoma Press in Norman.  He continued as a free-lance illustrator and began selling his work to ranchers.

A 1960 one-man show at the Thomas L Gilcrease Museum in 1960 launched his career of national acclaim, honors, and awards.  From 1962, he and his family have lived in Sedona, Arizona where his studio has been on five acres of land.  In 2002, he was selected by the family of Barry Goldwater, former United States Senator from Arizona, to sculpt the statue of the Senator for a one-acre park named for him at Tatum and Lincoln streets in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Joe Beeler died on April 26, 2006.  The circumstances were fitting for this man whose life had been dedicated to memorializing the American west, especially his home state of Arizona.  He died on his Sedona ranch of a heart attack while dragging calves to a branding fire.  “No cowboy could ask for a better way to go than being horseback and with his boots on.  Mr. Beeler died doing what he loved.”

 

Available artwork:

 

Joe Beeler Trouble In The Corral cowboy rifle gun firearm western bronze sculpture

“Trouble In The Corral”
Joe Beeler
bronze #23/40
18″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 6″ D
$4,500

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Sold artwork:

Joe Beeler Speaker Of The House Native American Indian western bronze bust sculpture sold

“Speaker Of The House”
Joe Beeler
bronze edition of 40
19 1/2″ H x 8″ W x 9″ D
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Two Feathers Native American Indian western drawing sold

“Crow – Two Feathers”
Joe Beeler
pencil  14″ x 10 1/2″

SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Geronimo Native American portrait bronze sculpture western art

“Geronimo”
Joe Beeler
Bronze #4/45

21″H x 11″W x 11″D
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler For No Reason cowboy bucking horse bronco western bronze sculpture

“For No Reason”
Joe Beeler
Bronze 18″H

SOLD

 

Joe Beeler The Cowboy vaquero pencil western drawing sold

“The Cowboy”
Joe Beeler
pencil 11″ x 9″
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Native American Indian sculpture bronze western carving sold

Untitled Relief
Joe Beeler
bronze #AC/100
12″ H x 8 1/2″ W
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Geronimo medallion Native American Indian portrait bronze sculpture coin sold

“Geronimo”
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Cowboy Artists of America medallion Native American Indian portrait bronze sculpture coin sold

“Cowboy Artists Of America”
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Gilcrease Museum medallion Native American Indian portrait bronze sculpture coin sold

“Gilcrease Museum”
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler medallion Plenty Coupes sculpture pewter Native American sold“Plenty Coupes” Medallion
Joe Beeler
Pewter medallion

3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Chief Joseph medallion Native American Indian portrait bronze sculpture coin sold

“Chief Joseph”
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Red Cloud medallion Native American Indian portrait bronze sculpture coin sold

“Red Cloud”
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler medallion sculpture pewter Native American sold

Untitled Medallion
Joe Beeler
Pewter medallion
3 3/8″ diameter
SOLD

 

Joe Beeler Native American Indian medallion medal gift Eddie Basha western bronze sculpture sold

Untitled Medallion
Joe Beeler
Bronze medallion
3 1/4″ diameter
SOLD

 

Biography courtesy of AskART.com

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