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Gerald Balciar ( 1942– )


Born in northern Wisconsin on August 28, 1942, Gerald George Balciar has had an interest in art since childhood. He portrays the gentle side of nature and works from his extensive library of wildlife materials for reference.

In 1973, Balciar began sculpting animals in marble and bronze. Balciar is greatly respected for participating in the entire sculpting process. He sculpts in wax or clay and makes molds, and then, in the foundry, he welds, metal chases, and applies his own patinas and finishing touches to each bronze.

Balciar is a member of the National Sculpture Society, the Academy of Western Art, the Society of Animal Artists, the Allied Artists of America, and the Northwest Rendezvous Group. At the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, his marble sculpture "River Companions" won the prestigious 1985 Prix de West awarded by the Academy of Western Art. Balciar's work is recognized in many museums and private collections, including the Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Colorado, the Charles M. Russell Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Society.

Artist Works

Lot 115
Gerald Balciar (1942–Present)
Study River Companions ()
bronze 3/20
16 x 18 x 7 1/2 in
Lot 125
Gerald Balciar (1942–Present)
Mother's Pride ()
bronze 12/45
21 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 7 in
Lot 45
Gerald Balciar (1942–Present)
River Companions ()
bronze #3 of 20
18 x 22 x 6 in
Lot 310
Gerald Balciar (1942–Present)
Canyon Princess ()
bronze 15/45
57 x 22 x 15 (with base: 92 x 36 x 32) in