Don Hunt

Portrait of sculptor Don hunt

Don Hunt

Don Hunt started out as a rancher, but left the family business to follow his passion for sculpture and embrace a career as a full-time bronze sculptor. His contributions to public art include The Texas Ranger Monument in Waco, Texas, and his larger than life-size tribute to Corey Lidle in West Covina, California. Hunt was chosen from a pool of hundreds of American sculptors to memorialize legendary Americans such as Barbara Jordan, Tom Landry, Whizzer White, and Grant Teaff.

Hunt succinctly characterized his motivation and inspiration for his art as firmly grounded in his experience in his family’s ranching business. For example, “My sculpture is an extension of my life, my interests, and beliefs. I know the agony and the ecstasy. My roots run deep. My heart skips a beat when I hear the sounds of an auctioneer.”

Sadly, Don Hunt passed suddenly and unexpectedly on February 14, 2011. He was 70, and is buried in Gatesville. His legacy endures in his art and the art world will miss his charisma and inspiration as one of our nation’s most talented bronze sculptors.

Stevens Art Foundry cast several of Hunt’s bronzes including The Texas Ranger Monument and his Cory Lidle. Everyone at Stevens Art Foundry will miss the opportunity to work with this gifted sculptor.

 

Don Hunt

Photographs of Don Hunt's larger-than-life sized bronze monuments cast by Stevens Art Foundry

[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_cory-lidle-dedication-98.jpg]370Detail of Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
Detail of the larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_image-for-pp-2.jpg]150Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_img_0058.jpg]100Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_img_0061.jpg]110Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt, who is standing next to the installation.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_img_0074.jpg]130Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_oc-wave-w-covina-tourn-day-1-2-21-09-015.jpg]110Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt
larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_pr-image-2.jpg]180
Larger-than-life size Cory Lidle bronze by Don Hunt, who is standing next to the statue. This picture was taken during the beginning of the placement of the bronze.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_ranger_statue_in_front_of_waco_museum.jpg]260The Texas Ranger Monument by Don Hunt
The Texas Ranger Monument by Don Hunt permanently placed at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas.
[img src=http://stevensartfoundry.com/wp-content/flagallery/don-hunt/thumbs/thumbs_texasranger.jpg]190The Texas Ranger Monument by Don Hunt
The Texas Ranger Monument by Don Hunt permanently placed at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas.