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Dick Idol 
Master Sculptor

   

 

Dick Idol is one of America's best-known authentic outdoorsman and wildlife artists.  Idol has created more than 30 bronze editions, published lithograph prints and completed two of the largest bronze mammal monuments in the world.  As a renowned hunter, lecturer, author, and artist, no one knows the outdoors like Dick Idol.  

 

Mr. Idol has gained a solid reputation in the art world as well as the sporting community as an artist with the ability to capture the true personality and soul of his wildlife subjects.  His sculptures and paintings exhibit a unique old world style that has become his trademark.

  

Mr. Idol’s focus is on creating “outdoor” bronze monuments (some over 30 feet tall.) He has created and installed a three-times life-size monument for a Cabela's store in Owatonna, MN and a four-times life-size monument for The American National Fish and Wildlife Museum in Springfield, MO.

 

Idol's most recent commission is for the North Carolina State University  (NCSU) Wolfpack Club, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for NCSU student-athletes. The almost 30-feet tall bronze monument, including six wolves on a mountain with dramatic water, lighting, and audio effects, is part of the university's capital contribution campaign that is raising funds for an approximately $55 million renovation to Carter-Finley Stadium, home of the Wolfpack football team.

 

Although monument bronzes are his specialty, Mr. Idol also offers a full line of standard-sized bronzes, bronze bas-relief, cold cast sculptures, and flat art paintings sold as limited editions.  He is also available for commissions.  

 

For more information on Dick Idol ™ Fine Art or for Pricing Quotes please contact Jim Williams at 336-248-8080 or e-mail:  jwilliams@dickidol.com

 

Artistic Vision Statement 

I have been fortunate over the last several years to have designed and created some of the largest (if not the largest) mammal monuments ever created by traditional lost wax casting methods. I believe that there are three key characteristics to my approach to all monumental sculpture projects that differentiate us from other artists:

1) Artistic Quality: Key elements include effective consideration of accurate and believable gestures, correct anatomy and proportions, and dynamic designs intended to be more than mere "representations of nature."

2) Interactive Bronze Exhibition Concept: Regardless of any independent sculpture size or dynamic design, I believe it can be made even "more" spectacular through the effective and tasteful use of other stimulus such as water effects, motion lighting, music ambient sounds and/or other effects which make sculpture exhibition more exciting and spectacular to the viewer, all at a low additional cost relative to the sculpture cost.

3) Team Approach: Successful execution (on time and on budget) requires a fully staffed studio to handle creative efforts, a corporate headquarters to handle administration and marketing, a sales agent, Wisse, Hollmann & Company, to handle project marketing, acquisition, and fund-raising programs, and strong foundry relationships.

I hope you enjoy my work!

Thanks for your interest,

Dick Idol

 


One-Of-A-Kind

Commissioned Monuments

To skip to a particular monument, please click on the links below or scroll down the page:

[Autumn Legends] [Dream Buck] [Dancing Whitetails] [Wolfpack Turf]

[Wilderness Standoff] [High Country Encounter]  [Top of Page]

“Autumn Legends”

 

  • Located in front of Cabela's in Owatonna, MN

  • Three times life-size, 25 feet tall, 16,000 pounds

  • Second largest tourist attraction in Minnesota

  • Six million visitors per year since installed

 

This magnificent sculpture represents two of the biggest white-tailed deer ever recorded featured in a dramatic, deep descending "S" compositional design.  The lead buck's antlers are a replica of sheds found in central Nebraska in 1959 and measure 218 2/8 net typical points.  The rear buck's antlers are reproductions of the No. 1 South Dakota non-typical whitetail taken in 1949.  Measuring an amazing 256 1/8 inches, they exemplify the variety and unique characteristics found among whitetails.

 


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“Dream Buck”

  • Four times life-size, 20 feet tall, 26 feet long, 12 feet antler spread, 15,000 pounds

  • Located in front of The American National Fish & Wildlife Museum in Springfield, MO

 

Perhaps the largest single mammal ever created in the U.S. utilizing the traditional lost wax casting method.  With matching drop tines, tremendous tine lengths, massive beams, and all the character in the world, this is a buck of which legends are born. 

 

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“Dancing Whitetails” Interactive Monument

 

  • 8 whitetails, 2 times life-size, 15 feet tall

  • Installed January 2002 at a corporate headquarters in Houston, TX

  • Situated in 400 feet of man-made streams with dramatic underwater  lighting effects

  • Three vignettes including "Monarch's Challenge", "Monarch's Pursuit", and "Monarch's Touch"

 

A dramatic sculpture of eight whitetail deer standing 15 feet tall that are situated in moving water within four hundred feet of man-made streams.  "Interactive effects" including water dripping from lifted hooves, jet sprays of water suggesting the splashes of running deer, and underwater lighting creating a "dancing of light" movement across the sculptures have been combined to create one of our era's most dramatic wildlife monuments.  

Click here to see the installed Monument

   

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"Wolfpack Turf" 
Interactive Monument
 

  • Located in front of Carter-Finley Stadium at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

  • 6 wolves, each 2 times life-size or 5-6 feet tall, all on a 21 feet tall stone mountain

  • Dramatic water, lighting, and audio effects

  • Turn-key fund-raising program via sales of bronze and resin reproductions to alumni, students, fans and corporate supporters

  • Installation December 2002

An excellent example of the "Interactive Bronze Concept" where the exhibition of six wolves has been designed to be spectacular and entertaining, and in this case, serve as the new icon for NC State University.  Also an example of the use of bronze and resin reproduction sales to raise funds.  

Press Release

Virtual Tour of the Monument

Find out how "Wolfpack Turf" was created...

 

Limited Edition

Bronze Monuments

To skip to a particular monument, please click on the links below or scroll down the page:

[Autumn Ritual] [Spirit of the Hawk] [Wolfpack Turf] [Monarch's Challenge] [Monarch's Touch] 

   [Monarch's Pursuit] [Spirit of the Falcon] [The Challenge Elk] [High Country Drifter] [Top of Page]

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“Autumn Ritual”
1 1/4 life-size

8.75' L x 8' H x  3.5' W x 800 pounds

7 of 30 available

*Also available without tree and/or base.

 


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"Spirit of the Hawk"

Near Life-size

27" L x 35" H x 12" W x 40" Wingspan

Limited Edition of 75

 

"Wolfpack Turf" Individual Wolves
Life-size

&

2 times life-size


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"Spirit of the Falcon"

2 times life-size

5'L x 5.2' H x 3' W x 6.5' Wingspan

Limited Edition of 30

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"Monarch’s Touch"

2 times Life-size

Limited Edition of 30

 

Life-size

Limited Edition of 30


 

The more sensitive side of the whitetail is portrayed here as a buck seeks crucial scent information and identification from a doe.


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"Monarch’s Challenge"

2 times Life-size

Limited Edition of 30

Bucks: Not Available

 

Life-size

Limited Edition of 30


 

Few dramas in the wild play out nature's rituals as dramatically as two dominant bucks fighting for breeding supremacy.  It is an event without compassion or remorse that often results in death or severe injury.  It is evolution's "survival of the fittest" in its rawest form.  Here, Dick portrays this phenomenon in an ascending spiral composition suggesting the battle is nearly over.  The rear buck will pass on his dominant genes thus ensuring the perpetuation of a healthy herd.

 

 

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"Monarch’s Pursuit"

2 times Life-size

Limited Edition of 30

 

 

Life-size

Limited Edition of 30



During the rut or breeding cycle, nature's most flamboyant and dramatic scenes are often played out.  Here, two bucks are on a mission as they pursue a less-than-cooperative doe.

 


 

 

 

Dancing Whitetails Series

Any Buck/Doe Combination (except "Monarch's Challenge") 

2 times Life-size


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"High Country Drifter" Mountain Lion (with base)

Life-size

4.33'L x 6'H

Limited Edition of 17



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"The Challenge" Elk (without base)

Life-size

8.2'L x 8.33'H

Limited Edition of 17




Limited Edition

Bronze Maquettes

To skip to a particular piece, please click on the links below or scroll down the page:

[Wolfpack Turf Series] [Classic Whitetails Series] [Dancing Whitetails Series]  [Top of Page]

 

"Wolfpack Turf" Series

All 1/4 Life-size 

 

"Wolfpack Turf" Monument Model
  • 3' L x 4' H x 3' D
  • Limited Edition of 100

 

All Single Wolves:

  • Limited Edition of 100 each

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"Confidence"

13.5" L x 13" H x 7" D

 

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"Courage"

15" L x 12" H x 6" D

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"Pride"

13.5" L x 15.7" H x 7" D

 

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"Passion"

13" L x 15" H x 6" D

 

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"Strength"

13" L x 14" H x 7" D

 

 

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"Spirit"

12.5" L x 12.2" H x 6" D

 

"Wolfpack Turf" Series Cold Cast Sculpture Reproductions

Now, in addition to museum quality, fine-art bronze maquettes, Wolfpack supporters can also take home a piece of the spectacular "Wolfpack Turf" monument in a collectible reproduction.  Hand applied patinas and cold casting techniques are combined with Dick Idol's vivid ability to capture the true essence of his wildlife subjects to make these collectible sculptures truly magnificent. 

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"Strength"

Cold Cast Sculpture

Serialized and Numbered Edition

10 1/2" L x 11 1/4" H x 6" W




"Classic Whitetails" Series

All 1/4 Life-size 

*Limited Remaining Availability

 

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“Dream Buck”

18" L x 16" H
Limited Edition of 100

 

With matching drop tines, tremendous tine lengths, massive beams, and all the character in the world, this is a buck of which legends are born. In the world of the whitetail he is the buck of many dreams.

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“Spooked Off Sawtooth Ridge”
26”L x 29”H
Limited Edition of 100

 

The flowing "S-shaped" composition represents a saga familiar to most who personally know big bucks.   Reclusive giants often lay up in out-of-the-way lairs seldom visited by hunters.  Sawtooth Ridge is one such place and these two bachelors have been rousted from their sanctuary.  As they descend down the steep grade the leading older non-typical exhibits a calm and poised disposition reflecting his years of successful escape tactics.  The younger and less experienced buck blindly follows the veteran but his expression clearly shows his fear and lack of confidence.  Soon, however, he to will be a veteran.

 

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The “Breen” Buck
18”L x 16”H
Limited Edition of 100


This beautiful bronze is of the former world record Breen Buck taken by John Breen in 1918.  It is still the No.1 typical from Minnesota and is considered by many to be the greatest typical of all time.  Scored as a 10 point, he scores 202 net.

 

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“Autumn Ritual”
21”L x 22”H
Limited Edition of 100 SOLD OUT

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“Autumn Legends”
26”L x 25”H
Limited Edition of 100

 

 This magnificent sculpture represents two of the biggest white-tailed deer ever recorded.  The lead buck's antlers are a replica of sheds found in central Nebraska in 1959 and measure 218 2/8 net typical points.  The rear buck's antlers are reproductions of the No. 1 South Dakota non-typical whitetail taken in 1949.  Measuring an amazing 256 1/8 inches, they exemplify the variety and unique characteristics found among whitetails.




 

"Dancing Whitetails" Series

All 1/4 Life-size 

*Limited Remaining Availability

"Dancing Whitetails" is a series of eight two-times life-size whitetail deer sculptures that were created for a major petroleum corporation's headquarters in Houston, TX. The dramatic pieces will stand over 15 feet tall and will be situated in moving water within four hundred feet of man-made streams. Underwater lighting will create a "dancing of light" movement across the sculptures, thus the title "Dancing Whitetails".

Complete with water dripping from lifted hooves and jet sprays of water suggesting the splashes of running deer, "Dancing Whitetails" represents one of our era’s most dramatic wildlife monuments. The series consists of three groupings entitled "Monarch's Pursuit", "Monarch's Challenge", and "Monarch's Touch" with each piece characterizing a different scene in the mating of whitetails.

Bronze, one quarter life-sized versions of the original monuments are now available in limited editions to be purchased as single pieces or as groupings.

 

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“Monarch's Challenge”

Dancing Whitetails Series
Fighting Bucks:  30"L x 20.5"H

Doe:  13"L x 13.5"H
Limited Editions of 100

 

One of nature's most dramatic rituals is portrayed here as two mature bucks vie for that most coveted right to breed.  An attentive doe watches and waits for the outcome.

 

“Monarch's Touch”

Dancing Whitetails Series
Buck:  18"L x 13.5"H

Doe:  16"L x 10"H

Limited Editions of 100

 

The more sensitive side of the whitetail is portrayed here as a buck seeks crucial scent information and identification from a doe.

 

“Monarch's Pursuit”

Dancing Whitetails Series

Buck 1(center):  18"L x 14"H

Doe:  15"L x 11"H

Buck 2(far left):  18"L x 18.5"H
Limited Editions of 100

 

During the rut or breeding cycle, nature's most flamboyant and dramatic scenes are often played out. Here, two bucks are on a mission as they pursue a less-than-cooperative doe.

 






 

Additional Artwork

To skip to a particular piece, please click on the links below or scroll down the page:

[Dream Buck Bas Relief] [Autumn Legends Book-ends] [Legend of the Prairie Print] [Top of Page]

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“Dream Buck" Bronze Bas Relief
18”L x 18”H
Limited Edition of 100

 

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“Autumn Legends" Bronze Book-ends
10”L x 12”H

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“Legend of the Prairie”
28”L x 25”H
Framed Print



 

 

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