Lisa Perry “Winning” bronze sculpture with provenance. For the provenance we have an email from Lisa Perry herself that describes about the bronze. She is still alive is how we got this by emailing her at her shop. There are no dents, dings or scratches that I can see on the sculpture. The only problem that I can see on the sculpture is the name plate looks like one nail fixing it to the base has been moved. There is good patina on the bronze also the wax looks like it is in good shape on it still.
measurements are as follows:
length of bronze at its widest point tip of tail to tip of nose: 10″
height including base: 8 3/4″
height of only the bronze: 6″
Lissa Perry’s works are in the Governor’s mansion in Kentucky. They adorn the living rooms, mantels and dens of D. Wayne Lukas. Clarence & Dorothy Scharbauer, Jack Klugman, past presidents of the Jockey Club, the King Ranch and TTBA President Marshall Robinson. They can be seen at the Kentucky Derby Museum, the Ranching Heritage Center and the Cowboy Artists of America Center and in front of the Ft. Worth Coliseum.
She has been honored with the “Best of Show” awards at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the Texas Women Western Artists show and the American Academy of Equine Art. She won the best of show in metal sculpture at the Ducks Unlimited National Wildlife Art Show. She has also won the George Phippen Family award. In 1985 she received the Governor’s Award for artist of the year, in her home state of Montana. In 1991 she was presented the Founders Award at the American Academy of Equine Artists Show.
Lisa Perry is from Springtown, Texas and one of the most acclaimed bronze sculptress in the United States. Her list of awards and accomplishments are almost endless, it was only 13 years ago that she produced her very first professional bronze of a bucking horse that she sold for “$800 or $1000, I don’t remember,” Perry said.
In the late 1970’s, Lisa Perry and her husband George moved to Weatherford, Texas from Montana where George would manage the Baker Ranch.
Lisa Perry had been interested in western sculptures and art, during her childhood when she spent hours late after school in the Montana State Historical Museum in Helena admiring the sculptures and beeswax cowboy models by artist Charles M. Russell. She would often gaze at the art collections almost every day while waiting for her father to finish his work as the assistant attorney general in the state capitol building across the street.
She eventually went to Montana State where she majored in art and met George, who like herself had an infatuation with horses. The couple soon married and began making a living in the horse business with bucking horses, racing horses, and producing amateur rodeos.