Hal Stewart

Hal Stewart

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Hal Stewart was born and raised in southern Illinois, however, he has lived in Arizona for many years working primarily in the construction industry. He has raised and successfully shown Appaloosas, Quarter, and Saddlebred horses. For many years he owned and operated a small ranch in southeastern Arizona, raising alfalpha hay and a few head of cattle.

In 2000 Hal completed his first sculpture. His subject matter is varied – Native American Indians, cattle, trappers and mountain men, birds, cowboys, pioneers, animals, spiritual, and others. His work is minutely detailed. He spends much time researching his subject before beginning any sculpture. His extensive library of books, photos, and stories provide most of the authenticity needed. He has visited with the Blackfoot Indians in Montana, the Sioux in South Dakota and, living in Arizona, is exposed to the Native American Indian culture almost on a daily basis. He regularly visits operating cattle ranches throughout the year for further authenticity.

Hal’s art education consists of carefully selected courses at colleges, museums, and the Scottsdale Artists School. He has studied under Bruno Lucchesi, Richard Greeves, Tuck Langland, Wilfred Stedman, Walter Matai, John Coleman, Sandy Scott, Betty Pat. Gatliff, and Mehl Lawson among others.

For the summer of 2005, The Grand Canyon National Park selected Hal to be the Artist-In-Residence at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Today, one of his sculptures is a permanent part of the Artist of the Grand Canyon Collection. He was honored with a 3 month display at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and has serviced as Artist-In-Residence at many National Parks.

His sculptures can be found in galleries and private and corporate collections throughout the world.

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