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Bob English

214.538.7311 | re111747@aol.com | www.bobenglishsculpture.com | Dallas, Texas

While growing up in the east Texas town of Crockett, I gained an appreciation and love for western themes as I helped my father work cattle on the family's ranch. In grade school, I loved to draw, but it was not until college that I took art classes, primarily painting. Although art was my passion, life intervened and pushed me into a more traditional course. After earning a business degree, I enlisted in the Marine Corps where the scope of experience broadened beyond Texas and I gained an understanding of the discipline and rigor of military life and what it means to be a Marine. Upon re-entering civilian life four years later, I became a banker in Dallas, but never lost sight of the passion for art.

I discovered the three dimensional aspect of sculpting while helping my son with a project which required the purchase of clay, and a passion for sculpture was ignited through this medium. Although I continued in a professional banking career, my newly found creative outlet of sculpting took flight as I studied with several sculptors, primarily George Davis, to learn anatomy and how to replicate the human body in clay. At this time, I was introduced to another art form at a ballet performance and was intrigued by its beauty and movement. My love for expression of emotion was further solidified by attending a workshop led by Fritz White, CA, who emphasized the aspects of motion and emotion in bronze.

Life has a way of coming full circle and mine is no exception. I have hung up the banker's hat so that I can devote more time to this passion for sculpting.