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DATE: 2 December 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Turnham
“THE ARTIST IS IN” KICKS OFF WITH COWBOY ARTIST JASON
SCULL AS RESIDENT SCULPTOR
The Museum of Western Art is excited to welcome Cowboy
Artist of America Sculptor Jason Scull as its resident
sculptor. Scull will be in the Museum’s studio beginning
Saturday, January 9, 2016 and will be sculpting every
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and the last Saturday of
most months from 10:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m.
Jason Scull grew up in a family that farmed and ranched
on the fringes of the South Texas brush country. His
people were early settlers in Texas who arrived in the
mid-1820s and ranched, raised families, fought wars and
carved a place in the American West.
Scull's life with cattle and horses coupled with his
respect for the culture of the American West have shaped
and continue to inspire the direction of his art. He
studied Animal Science at Texas A&M and returned to the
family ranch where he remained involved in the operation
until 2010. His study of sculpture began in 1987 through
the Cowboy Artists of America Museum workshop program.
In addition, his education has come in the form of
personal study with established artists, most notably
Jack Swanson, Mehl Lawson, and Cynthia Rigden.
His sculpture can be found in private, museum, and
corporate collections throughout the United States,
Canada and England. He has completed several life-size
and larger sculptures including an equestrian sculpture
of early Texas Ranger John C. “Jack” Hays located on the
Hays County Courthouse lawn in San Marcos, Texas; an
equine group of three running horses and a colt for
Gaylord Hotels, the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas; a
seven foot figure for Commercial Metals Company, Seguin,
Texas; and sculptures in Caycee, South Carolina, and
Mesa, Arizona. Currently, Jason is completing a
life-size mounted Spanish Colonial vaquero and longhorn
cow and calf for the City of McAllen that will be sited
at the McAllen Convention Center.
He was elected into membership in the Cowboy Artists of
America in 2011. Jason and his wife Dianne make their
home near Kerrville, Texas, an area rich in the history
of the Comanche, Texas Rangers, and early trail drivers.
“We are thrilled to have Jason here at the Museum,” said
Executive Director Stephanie Turnham. “The public is
certainly invited to attend the Museum and watch Jason
work, ask questions, and learn all about the fine art of
the lost wax process.”
The studio of The Museum of Western Art is located near
the Museum’s Pavilion at 1550 Bandera Highway.
The award-winning Museum is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guided tours are
available. For more information, please call 896.2553.