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Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860 - 1950)

Alexander Phimister Proctor is one of America's most revered sculptors of animals. He was a native of Canada but immigrated to Denver with his family as a child.

Proctor was the consummate frontiersman, an enthusiastic and skilled hunter and fisher, knowledgeable about horses and livestock and enamored of the lifestyle of the American West.

Proctor, however, also fostered a deep philosophical love of nature and often spent time sketching as he journeyed through the west. He had a scientific disposition, studying the natural world as he made use of it for sustenance, drawing the animals he took, keeping detailed records of their measurements and, on occasion, conducting dissections.

After beginning his career in Colorado, Proctor enrolled in the National Academy of Design in 1885 and then, at the Art Students League in New York City, sculpting took over as his true passion.

Alexander Phimister Proctor combined his abilities as a sculptor and his experience living in the last years of the American frontier and synthesized from them a legacy in sculpture that can be found across the nation. His sculptures are known for their accurate and loving portrayal of the animals that characterized the west and the people that lived alongside them.

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