Robert Deurloo lives surrounded by rugged mountains that are inhabited by the animals he sculpts, this magnificent chunk of land is an ideal place for inspiration as a wildlife artist.
Robert’s sculptures are cast from molten bronze, but due to an elaborate and technical patina process, they appear to be chiseled from the granite of the Sawtooth Mountains. A combination of intense heat and various acids and minerals produce the polished stone-like patinas. A self-taught artist, Robert’s style blossomed from within and was less influenced by external teachings. He has learned over his 25-year career that capturing every detail in a sculpture can actually detract from the impact of the piece. An exquisite form combined with a little mystery will not only capture the spirit of the animal, but will allow a viewer to bring their own experiences to play in the appreciation of his works of art.
Deurloo's work is know for its distinctive patinas and is easily recognizable. He shows his works in approximately 20 exhibits throughout the year. In 1998 Robert was the Featured Sculptor at the National Zoological Society in Washington, DC. Recent awards include: "Best Sculpture" in the Collector's Society Show in Minneapolis, "Best of Class" at the National Wildlife Art Show in Kansas City, the "Knox Gallery" award at the North American Sculpture Exhibition, and "Best Wildlife" in the Saratoga. The Smithsonian Institution acquired his sculpture of a bison called “Prairie Patriarch,” for their permanent collection in the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Robert is represented by many galleries throughout the world.