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Signed Bronze Female Bust Sculpture by Peter M Fillerup

  • $ 55000

Vintage signed original bronze female bust by Peter M Fillerup (1953-2016). The subject is in keeping with his theme of an old western dance hall girl. Cast for the San Dimas Art Festival in 1990, California this sculpture was part of a quick draw art competition. This competition involves guest artists to complete a piece of art in one hour ( bar casting or firing). It is a community festival which involves locals along with more prestigious artists. Not sure if this piece was presented as a prize or gift but it is beautifully cast in bronze , and patinated in the French style with her feather boa and ostentatious fascinator.

A great addition to your vintage bronze sculpture collection or a fabulous addition to your art nouveau style home decor.

Peter McNiven Fillerup was born in Cody, Wyoming September 4, 1953 to Melvin McDonald Fillerup and Ruth May McNiven Fillerup. Peter grew up in Cody, spending summers at the family ranch up the Northfork, riding horses and venturing in the hills with his six adventurous siblings. He attended Ricks College (BYU Idaho) and later Brigham Young University on an art scholarship. He later apprenticed with renowned sculptor Avard Fairbanks accompanying him to Italy to study marble carving. Sadly he passed away earlier this year, 2016.


Sculpture base measures 4.5" by 5" by 2" tall. Statue measures 13" tall on base (11" without base) and weighs 9lb 8oz.


In good condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.


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