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Sculptures

Doug’s lifelike detail and movement in sculptures are carried out in the casting of his work by his own company of artists who are trained to produce the highest quality of old world craftsmanship. The term “maquette” refers to a smaller sculpture that is used for point-up reference for the larger size sculptures. The editions are typically 50 for the bronze sculptures and 24 for the .999 Fine Silver, unless otherwise noted.

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This bronze grizzly sculpture is the maquette to the monument created for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located at Canyon Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, California. The bear is available with one cub or two. (Also see Monuments) Size: 16″H x … Continue reading

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Autumn Song

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This royal elk (seven points on each antler) captures the fall bugling season when  the elk are rutting and are calling in their cows to gather their “harems”.  It is like a high pitched song going up and down the musical scale … Continue reading

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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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Boardeaux

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This bronze boar is the maquette for the monument boar originally commissioned by the Ferrari Carano Winery in Healdsburg, in the wine country of California, and thus was affectionately named “Boardeaux.” (See Monuments) Perfect for display in a wine cellar. … Continue reading

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Bookends

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These bookends are available in three subjects, African Rhino & Cape Buffalo, North American Bison, and African Elephants. Size: 9.75″H x 6.75″W Price: $2,400 USD (pair)                

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Bull Moose

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This bull moose bronze sculpture is the maquette for the life-size monument commissioned for an estate on the Tucker Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jenny Lake, located in Grand Teton National Park, is the setting for this piece because Doug … Continue reading

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Challenger

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Created from Doug’s many experiences in Africa, this bronze leaping lion depicts the fury and power of the beautiful African Lion. Silver edition SOLD OUT – inquire about Secondary Market. Size: 20″H x 22″L Price: $5,500 USD  

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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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Distant Relative

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Inspired by his visit to the ranch in Pierre, South Dakota, which was the movie setting for “Dances With Wolves” and home of an estimated 4000 buffalo, Doug depicts the Bison with the scolding prairie magpie perched on a weathered … Continue reading

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Dueling Dinosaurs

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This maquette was created for the monument commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum on Natural History. Doug hired paleontologist Kenneth Kirkland to incorporate the latest findings to sculpt the most accurate representation of the Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex yet … Continue reading

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Fishing Bear

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In Canada, the grizzly bears can be seen fishing the rivers. This bronze depiction is a great desktop sculpture. Size: 5″H x 8.5″W x 5.5″D Price: $1,200 USD      

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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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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 Sable

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Found in Zimbabwe, this is the grandest and most rare of the Sable antelope. This is a beautiful rendition with a black patina and its unique white markings in plated silver, bronze patinaed horns, and the polished bronze water. A … Continue reading

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Grace in the Depths

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Originally commissioned as entrance gate posts for an estate in Hawaii. With an artistic mottled patina and high polished accents, this graceful work of art lends a modern flare. Beautiful inside or poolside. Size: 19″H x 25″W Price: $6,200 USD … Continue reading

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Greater Kudu

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Not found in East Africa, this beautiful greater kudu is common in many areas of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. It has magnificent spiraling horns. The unique patina with the polished stripes, blends from a beige to a rich grey, … Continue reading

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Grooming Time

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The leopard is seldom seen grooming by the casual observer. Doug has spent hours of observation to experience the leopard in all his moods. This bronze leopard is the maquette to the monument, originally commissioned by the Peppermill in Reno … Continue reading

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Hatari

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“Hatari,” meaning “Danger” in Swahili, is the perfect name for this creation, the endangered Black Rhino. There are very few left in the world today with the largest concentration in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, which Doug visits annually. This … Continue reading

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High Altai Argali

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This impressive argali is the largest wild sheep with the heaviest horns of any sheep in the world. It lives in the Asian Altai Mountains of Siberia and Mongolia. Here Doug has shown it running down a precipice with snow … Continue reading

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High Country Crossing

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The migrations of the elk herd through central Colorado inspired this design, with the elk on the dropped antler. This sculpture was originally created as an entrance for a ranch in Snowmass, Colorado that lies in the path of a … Continue reading

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Jewels of Namibia

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Doug has depicted the bronze oryx running, as they are often seen on the distant dunes. The bronze sand dune creates beautiful reflections on the black granite. The black markings and long tails of these desert oryx make them unique. … Continue reading

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Living Legends

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This bronze cutting horse sculpture of two champions is the maquette for the monument 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 … Continue reading

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Maidu Harvest

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This bronze Maidu 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 crushed and soaked to remove the bitterness, then stone-ground … Continue reading

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Maidu 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 on their diet. Also available in 3/4 life-size and life-size. Size: 18″H x 12″W … Continue reading

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Markhor

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This bronze depiction of the Russion Markhor, found in the mountains of central Asia from southern Russia to the western Himalayas, captures the animal’s rugged strength and unique twisted horns. Size: 25″H x 22″W x 14″D Price: $6,800 USD   … Continue reading

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Mule Deer

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These bronze mule deer are the maquettes for the life-size sculptures. It depicts a large 5 point buck, a smaller 3 point buck, and three does. Size: 12″H x 24″W x 13″D Price: $6,200 USD    

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Nyati Mkubwa

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One of the most impressive and powerful animals in the world is the African Cape Buffalo. The graceful white cattle egrets contrast beautifully with the powerful black cape buffalo. Size: 11″H x 21″L x 13″D Price: $6,500 USD    

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On The Prowl

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This bronze African male lion is shown on the prowl as they are often seen early in the morning. A big draw for Doug’s annual trip to see the migrations in the Serengeti is to view and photograph this majestic … Continue reading

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Polar Bear

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Shown on an Alaskan iceberg, this bronze polar bear is available with a traditional bronze patina, or a white patina, both on a black marble base. Size: 10.5″H x 12″W Price: $2,200 USD    

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Prairie Spring

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The American Bison (often referred to as a Buffalo) is an important part of American history and one of America’s greatest big game animals. Originally commissioned by the L.D. Brinkman Museum in Kerrville, Texas, Doug felt impressed to create both … Continue reading

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Punda Milia

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Swahili for zebra, “punda milia” literally means “donkey with stripes.” The zebra is the horse lover’s African favorite. The single zebra is a beautiful depiction in polished metal with a hint of the black stripes. Since they are often seen … 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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Sabertooth

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This bronze Sabertooth Tiger is the maquette for the monument Doug created in double life-size, originally commissioned by Carl Ross fro his Safari Business Park in Ontario, California. Doug was provided with research from actual finds by George Page of … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

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The famed Pony Express! This bronze maquette of the monument commissioned by Barron Hilton 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 … Continue reading

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Spirit of Nevada

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Doug was raised in Nevada where the mustangs were part of his early life, and these bronze sculptures are consequently very accurate. The “Spirit of Nevada” consists of four mares and a foal running free with their stallion to honor … Continue reading

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Tembo

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The African elephant is one of Doug’s favorites of all animals in the world. Tembo, its Swahili name, depicts an African bull elephant next to a termite mound, two great living symbols of Africa. Also available in .999 Fine Silver on polished black granite. Size: 12.5″H x 15.5″L x … 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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The Departure

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The Mallard Duck, with its beautiful color and its ability to raise straight up out of the water, captured Doug’s interest for creating “The Departure.” Special patina colors were developed along with gold and silver plating to produce the special … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

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“The Fisherman” sculpture by Douglas Van Howd depicts an osprey descending on a fish that is partly visible in the wave.  Ospreys are also known as sea hawks and fish eagles. Size: 26″H x 28″W Price: $7,500 USD    .

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The General

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This sculpture is the maquette for the monument grizzly. The first edition was presented to General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as “The Bear,” after his victorious service as commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. The maquette is offered … Continue reading

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Three Kings

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The 31″ and 18″ maquettes are smaller versions of the Three Kings monument commissioned in 2008 for the Reno Cabela’s megastore.  They depict the Nelson Bighorn Sheep earlier found in the Eastern Sierra area near Reno, Nevada.  This bronze sculpture … Continue reading

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Twiga

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Doug designed this reticulated giraffe with the spots depressed to bring a highly polished finish to the bronze surface. It is seen flushing out the blue helmeted guinea fowl as it runs gracefully along. Size: 23″H x 16″W x 11″D … Continue reading

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Water of Life

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A realistic but modern sculpture of the common Burchill’s Zebra. The punda milia, its swahili name, is another of Doug’s African favorites. With the highly polished bronze, dark accents for the stripes, and a sculpted relief of two zebras drinking … Continue reading

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Wings of Freedom

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This bronze eagle is the maquette for the monument originally commissioned for a site in Las Vegas, also graces the grounds of the Eagle Lodge at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and is home at our gallery in Northern California. … Continue reading

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Winter Bighorn

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This Bighorn Sheep was created with extreme detail. This magnificent full-curl ram is set in the winter snow depicted by a base of pure white marble from Carrara, Italy. It is a collector’s choice, each piece hand-carved and combined with … Continue reading

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Wolf Pack

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This bronze wolf pack sculpture was created in maquette and monument for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Stadium.  Atop a walnut base with turntable built-in, it can be admired from all sides. Size: 17″H x 17″ diameter base Price: … Continue reading

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Woolly Mammoth

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The life-size monument was gifted to Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, California, on his 75th birthday.  (See the monument here.) Created in four sizes cast in bronze: Original Maquette (edition of 50): Size: 15″H … Continue reading

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