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An Honest Try

Scriver, Bob

ISBN 10: 091350422X / ISBN 13: 9780913504222
Published by Kansas City, Missouri: Lowell Pr, 1975
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Words for the Wise, FPBA (Penn Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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4to-oversized-hardcover. Blue denim-like cloth boards over contrasting dark brown spine. 'Matching' pictorial dust jacket with sculpture photo on front and titles in white. First Edition. Inscribed-but not 'to' anyone'-by Scriver on half-title: 'To A Friend to Ride the Rain With.' Very Good+ in a Good+ Dust jacket/: DJ exhibits creases, closed tears, overall edgewear and two small spots on rear panel, o/w fully intact. Cloth boards clean and bright with small chip to spine on rear. Text itself clean, bright and unmarked. Introduction ('Bob Scriver and The Sound of Music') by Dean Krakel; 'Creation of the Rodeo Series' by Scriver; 'The Rodeo Story' by Don Hedgepeth. Sepia and Color Photographs. xii; 91pp;[4]. The rodeo inspired bronze sculture of Montana sculptor Bob Scriver. Bronzes are photographed in full-color and sepia and are full-page and double page. Brief essay on sculpture accompanies each piece. Essay 'A Man and his Priciples' by Douglas G. Petty concludes the photo-essay on his work. Photography by Asger Mikkelsen. Nice copy of the work of the artist who was elected to both the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art. His works are included in private collections and major galleries throughout the world. #40010. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2516396436

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Title: An Honest Try

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri: Lowell Pr

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Featuring the late Bob Scriver's award-winning Rodeo Series of sculpture, AN HONEST TRY, now in its second printing, is evidence of the creative genius that has thrust the Browning, Montana artist into an elite class of master sculptors. Splendidly photographed by renowned photographer Asger Mikklesen, and reproduced in color and sepia tone, the Rodeo Series reflects all the action and nobility of the Western drama called rodeo. To turn the pages of this volume is akin to a whiff of sagebrush and a top seat on the corral fence which sparked an emotional upheaval in Scriver: "I came to see that these rodeo cowboys were real Americans - the last in the tradition of the Old West. They pay their own way - win, lose or draw - asking only for an even break. All they want is 'An Honest Try'."

About the Author:

The late Bob Scriver was born in 1914, in the Blackfoot Indian Reservation town of Browning, Montana. He attended North Dakota State Teachers College and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago. After teaching school music in Browning, Scriver pursued a career as a professional trumpet player. He later started a taxidermy business in Browning which was to create the foundation for his sculpturing career.

Beginning as a sculptor at age 46, Scriver rose to greater heights than most sculptors achieve in a lifetime. He was elected a member of the Cowboy Artists of America and the National Academy of Western Art. Both have accorded him their highest awards for excellence.

One of his most cherished honors is membership in the Rodeo Cowboy Association bestowed upon him by the RCA for immortalizing rodeo in his sculpture. A small replica of Scriver's heroic-size sculpture of the late Bill Linderman, known as King of Rodeo Cowboys, is presented each year to the RCA's "All Around World Champion Cowboy" by The National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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