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Christopher Smith
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Christopher Smith

Christopher began his art career after he received his degree in biology from Montana State University. He felt that an education in biology, anatomy and physiology were necessary components to becoming a wildlife artist. But, even as a child, he had a passion for animals and a desire to capture their essence. Christopher’s grandfather encouraged him to carve in wood, but he was soon frustrated by its limitations, the lack of motion that could be portrayed. In college, when he was introduced to casting in the lost wax method, he knew immediately that he would become a bronze sculptor.

Approaching his third decade of sculpting, Christopher creates art to increase people’s awareness of wildlife and to reveal to them nature’s inherent beauty. His desire is to express the reverence he feels when he observes animals in their natural habitat. "My favorite part of sculpting is finding an intriguing design for an animal subject, one that reveals a unique and characteristic movement," he says. Christopher is especially recognized for his bird sculptures. His waterfowl fountains are his signature pieces, and they have earned him a following of collectors worldwide.

 
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith bronze sculpture
Christopher Smith bronze sculpture