Alexander P. Proctor (1860 – 1950)
Alexander Phimister Proctor was raised rough and ready on the frontier near Denver. His affinity for the history of the American West and the fate of American wildlife translated into an interest in sculpture and led to a lengthy sojourn in Paris, studying art. The combination of knowledge of the forms of men and animals in the West and classical beaux-arts education proved a winning one, and Proctor quickly made a name for himself on his return to the States. Large public commissions in Denver and elsewhere followed, making Proctor perhaps the best known American sculptor of his time.
Fawn ( Fate )
6 3/4 inches high.
Inscribed 'A.P. PROCTOR / 1893' and 'COPY RT 95' (on the base) and stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS Q Q L' (along the base)
bronze with brown and green patina
Modeled in 1887.