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Over the years Doug has been selected to commemorate various people in bronze ranging from busts to larger than life-size monuments. He has also been privileged to immortalize cultural and historical icons.

Basque Shepherd

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Doug grew up with the Basques in Nevada. He drank his first wine out of a tin can from a Basque shepherd’s large round glass jug enclosed in a rope webbing and tied to the side of his wagon. Doug … Continue reading

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Busts – Cabelas

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These busts of Dick and Mary Cabela were commissioned for the family.          

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Butterfly Girl

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This graceful bronze sculpture of a young girl chasing butterflies is a beautiful addition to any garden or outdoor landscaping. Size: Life-size Price: Please inquire      

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Col. Bud Anderson

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A life-size monument honoring this World War II hero, a triple ace who served in Europe. He is depicted in his flight uniform. His famous P51 Mustang was named Old Crow. Bud turned 95 in 2017, and is honored at … Continue reading

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Col. Bud Anderson

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One of the last living heroes, Col. Bud Anderson, 95, has been honored with many awards.  He is a triple ace who flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang “Old Crow” during World War II, and also flew in two other … Continue reading

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Colfax

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This monument of Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice President of the United States, stands at the train station in Colfax, California. Size: life + 1/4 Price: Please Inquire        

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Commissioned Busts

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Doug has been commissioned to do busts for many people, here are some examples.            

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Eagle Dancer

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Many Native American cultures accept that the eagle carries prayers to the creator. The Hopi of Northeastern Arizona consider the eagle as the connecting link between heaven and earth, and the eagle plumes as the prayer bearers. The Eagle Dance … Continue reading

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Erica

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To commemorate the life of a beautiful young woman who at the age of 30 died unexpectedly. She loved her Rhodesian ridgeback and her beagle, and is carrying her favorite book, Gone With the Wind. Every detail was lovingly planned … Continue reading

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Friends of Freedom

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This Americana piece depicting the Apache Native American Indian, the golden eagle, and the rare petrified wood, all native to the Southwest, was created for the Roosevelt Room of the White House and received by President Reagan in 1982. It … Continue reading

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General Chuck Yeager

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Famous for being the first to break the sound barrier, General Chuck Yeager in bronze was commissioned by D. Bruce Fite of Fite Development in Sacramento and then donated to Edwards Airforce Base, where both Fite and Yeager were stationed. … Continue reading

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General Chuck Yeager

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This is the maquette for the bronze monument of General Chuck Yeager, famous for being the first to break the sound barrier, which was commissioned by D. Bruce Fite of Fite Development in Sacramento, and then donated to Edwards Airforce … Continue reading

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Giant Slalom

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This monument Slalom Skier was originally created as a scholarship project for the University of Nevada Ski Teams. The monument has a permanent home in the lobby of the Reno Tahoe International Airport. Size: 20′ Price: Please Inquire     … Continue reading

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Living Legends

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This monument of two champions was commissioned by Kenneth Hill for his Hacienda Colima Quarterhorse Ranch: the horse, Mr. Peponita Flo, and rider, Matlock Rose, the holder of the most national and world titles in the field. This monument was … Continue reading

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Maidu Dancer

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This Nisenan Dancer was commissioned by the United Auburn Indian Community to represent the Maidu culture in the new town square in Auburn, California.            

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Maidu Harvest

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This Maidu Native American Indian maiden is gathering acorns which she stores in a hand-woven reed basket. Acorns were a main staple from the oak trees in the Northern California foothills which were crushed and soaked to remove the bitterness, … Continue reading

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Pappy Waldorf

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Pappy Waldorf was a famous and well-loved football coach at UC Berkeley from 1947 through 1956. The Pappy’s Boys won 33 consecutive regular season games from 1947 to 1950. This monument to him was commissioned by Pappy’s Boys for the … Continue reading

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Reagan (Cowboy Hat)

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“REAGAN” Bronze Maquette on Marble & Walnut Base Limited Edition of 100 While Douglas Van Howd was White House Artist, he spent time with President Ronald Reagan whose love of the West and horses was evident. When commissioned by a … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan (Capitol)

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“RONALD REAGAN” Bronze Maquette on Marble & Walnut Base Limited Edition of 100 Ronald Reagan served as the 33rd Governor of California and the 40th President of the United States. Douglas Van Howd, White House Artist for the Reagan Administration, sculpted … Continue reading

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Running Deer

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This bronze Apache Maiden, in authentic ceremonial dress with flowing fringe, running with a small deer was created as a mate for Friends of Freedom. It has polychrome color on the beadwork and is mounted on a 3 slab of … Continue reading

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Spear Fisherman

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Prevalent in the early days in Northern California and Oregon, the Maidu Native American Indians fished the rivers and streams which were abundant with salmon, a main staple of their diet. Size: 3/4 life-size Price: Please Inquire       … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

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 What else but the famed Pony Express! This bronze Pony Express Monument captures the history of the memorable Pony Express ride carrying the news of President Abraham Lincoln’s election. The ride began in St. Joseph, Missouri, ending in Sacramento, California, … Continue reading

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St. Francis

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It is so appropriate to have the patron saint of animals among our collection. His peaceful countenance and open bidding invite us to be a part of his natural world. First commissioned by the St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Ely, … Continue reading

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Texas Ranger

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As a young Nevadan, Doug grew up in an outdoor atmosphere and intrigued by the Old West. As a teenager, he was presented a carbine, like the Texas Rangers used, by an old government trapper friend named Bill Edmunds. They … Continue reading

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Then and Now

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is a life-size golf monument at The Ridge Golf Course, one of Californias prestigious courses. Size: Life + 1/4 Price: Please Inquire          

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Tribute to Dave McCoy

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Dave McCoy is the founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Central California. He is a true pioneer of the skiing industry. When Mammoth Village was created, they wanted to honor Dave by commissioning a life + 1/4 sculpture of … Continue reading

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