Bill Ne­beker

Western Art Collector - - RECENTLY ACQUIRED -

(928) 445-7170 [email protected]­ www.bill­

Bronze sculp­tor Bill Ne­beker be­gan sculpt­ing in 1964 after at­tend­ing an art show by the first pres­i­dent of the Cow­boy Artists of Amer­ica, Ge­orge Phip­pen. Ne­beker then be­came a mem­ber of that same pres­ti­gious West­ern art or­ga­ni­za­tion in 1978. Ne­beker strives to pro­duce art­work that gives an hon­est and au­then­tic por­trayal of the his­toric Amer­i­can West or con­tem­po­rary ranch life, with quiet tributes, sub­tle hu­mor and wry ob­ser­va­tions mak­ing up the fiber of his work. Ne­beker’s 20-inch-high bronze Beats Any

Job in Town, de­pict­ing a cow­boy with his rope and sad­dle, will be in­cluded in the

Autry Mu­seum of the Amer­i­can West’s an­nual Masters of the Amer­i­can West Ex­hi­bi­tion and Sale from Fe­bru­ary 8 to March 22.

“The Amer­i­can cow­boy has al­ways been an ex­am­ple of the in­de­pen­dent, self-re­liant, de­pend­able man who al­ways gives his boss a hard day’s work for an hon­est day’s pay,” says the artist, re­flect­ing on the piece. This past fall, Ne­beker was named Ari­zona Artist of 2019 by the She­mer Art Cen­ter & Mu­seum in Phoenix dur­ing its an­nual She­mer Hon­ors din­ner gala. The award rec­og­nizes an Ari­zona artist who has achieved great suc­cess in his or her ca­reer and given back to the Ari­zona com­mu­nity.

Bill Ne­beker (cen­ter) along with Red Stea­gall, Steve Todd, Mar­shall Trim­ble and Mike In­gram at the She­mer Hon­ors din­ner gala where he was named Ari­zona Artist of 2019 by She­mer Art Cen­ter & Mu­seum.

Bill Ne­beker, Beats Any Job in Town, bronze, 20 x 12 x 9"

Bill Ne­beker, High Noon, bronze, 32 x 15 x 16”

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