- Bronze Sculpture
Carol Cunningham was born in Iowa in 1940, and has maintained a dual interest in art and animals throughout her life. Years spent breeding, training and showing her own mounts have yielded an intimate knowledge of horses. From her studio in the Rocky Mountains, Cunningham now observes other animals in their natural surroundings, broadening her understanding of creatures and her scope as an artist.
Having exhibited a natural talent for art early in life, Carol Cunningham received her formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute, the McNay Art Institute, Lincoln University and Southwest Art Institute. Prior to moving to Colorado, she spent years as an artist for Hallmark Cards, and served as Director of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Museum.
Now well known for her life-sized renderings of animals, Cunningham also produces exquisite smaller pieces. Her work often portrays the light-hearted approach to life she has discerned in animals, and she occasionally includes humans in her bronzes to reflect the relationship of people and animals.
Carol Cunningham has attracted a following from around the world-her works are now owned by collectors in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico and Spain, as well as the United States. In 1992, she was commissioned to produce 10 historical sculptures depicting the history of Estes Park, Colorado, for its 75 th anniversary, a permanent exhibit displayed in a specially-designed garden at the center of the city.