Ken Payne (1938-2012), born to the ranching heritage of the Southwest, brings the exciting memories of the Old West to life in his historic bronze sculpture depicting the action, the danger, even the humor of many a frontier situation.
Ken Payne's bronzes have been collected both nationally and internationally. He had been in the forefront of the bronze movement in modern times by pioneering the idea of sculpting in public and by being nationally televised in the "Sculpting with Ken Payne" PBS program.
Noted western sculptor and artist, Vic Payne has been sculpting for over 38 years, his work can be found in private, corporate, municipal and museum collections in the United States and abroad. Whether he is creating Wildlife, Native American or Western sculpture his passion is to portray the spirit of the American West and evoke the pioneering, independent, mystical spirit of the land and its people.
Dustin Payne represents the third generation of professional western sculptors in his family, so it comes as no surprise that the trade was a natural path for him. As a child, Dustin enjoyed the drawings and books of Will James and was heavily influenced by the historical nature of his father and grandfather's work. He enjoys researching the history of the subjects he creates and is greatly inspired by his family's western roots.
On October 12, 2017, Dustin was awarded the honor to become the newest member of the Cowboy Artist of America.