Whether you are searching for a horse statue for the garden, the barn, or your office, there are many different styles to choose from. One of the most common is an abstract style, but there are also some great equestrian sculptures, too. Some of the artists featured here include Sally McClure Jackson, David Crane, Clagett, and more.
Dali’s Horse Saddled with Time
Salvador Dali is arguably one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. His art is highly regarded in the American art world, and his works have been sold for multimillion-dollar sums on the secondary market. He was also an early filmmaker and worked with Alfred Hitchcock. Some of his most memorable works include “Venus de Milo with Drawers” and his melting clock, the best-known symbol of his artistic accomplishments.
While Dali is often remembered for his art, he had a surprisingly long career in other areas of creative endeavor, including writing, sculpture, and advertising. During his lifetime, he exhibited in galleries, museums, and private collections in many parts of the globe.
Bogucki’s Horse Saddled with Time
Located at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Edwin Bogucki-inspired “Bog Buck” sculpture is a work of art in itself. The aforementioned sculpture, which weighs in at nearly a ton, is a sight to behold. Not only does the statue adorn the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park, but it also resides on the grounds of the iconic historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home and grounds of the late great Edwin Bogucki. Aside from the fact that he was a prolific equestrian, Bogucki was also an acclaimed and prolific artist in his own right. He was a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club and a founding member of the New England Sculptors Guild. In addition to his talents as a master sculptor, Bogucki was a noted painter, printmaker, and a well-loved aficionado of bourbon.
Crane’s Horse Sculpture
Patricia Crane is one of the world’s most renowned equine artists. Her sculptures have won international recognition and have been displayed in museums, private collections, and public parks throughout the country.
In addition to her life-size horse sculptures, Patricia Crane also creates horse-shaped jewelry. These pieces of art are created in gold, silver, bronze, or wood. The sculptor’s work is based on the anatomy and personality of horses.
This horse statue is a large, three-dimensional representation of the strength and fragility of a horse. Originally, the sculptor made the sculpture from charred wood from wildfires in Montana. Afterward, it was cast in bronze. It was then displayed on the fifth-floor terrace of the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health in Grand Valley, Michigan.
Sally McClure Jackson’s Works
Sally McClure Jackson’s sculpture horse works are among the most impressive and intriguing in the state of Kentucky. The aforementioned marvels are a mere three miles from Lexington’s downtown, making it a prime locale for any horse enthusiast. A quick stroll down the thoroughbred promenade will reveal a series of sculpted bronze horses of all shapes and sizes aplenty. Not to mention a few hefty booty owners. Among the most notable are stallion Lexington, tack snob Rolex Watch USA, and former professional horse trainer Douwe Blumberg. For the price of a fine pint of Old Hickory, you too could own a piece of art worthy of royalty.
Clagett’s Equestrian Sculpture
If you are a fan of eventing, you have probably heard of Eagle Lion. It’s the first American horse to win the Badminton Horse Trials and it’s a perennial eventing fan’s favorite spot for selfies. But there is more to the statue than just its status as a racehorse.
The equestrian statue is one of the oldest in the world, and it dates back to ancient Rome. However, scholars continue to debate the exact location of the original sculpture. Many believe it was originally located in the Lateran quarter of Rome.
Some art historians suggest that the equestrian statue was created around 176 C.E., which was the year of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’s accession. Others propose that the sculpture was commissioned to mark an important event in his reign.