EDUCATION 
- Initial formal art training • Missoula, Montana, U.S.A. 
- Minneapolis School of Art • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
- Royal Academy of Fine Art (Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten) •  Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 
full tuition

EXHIBITIONS

2006 - Contemporary Masters, Matteucci Gallery • Santa Few, New Mexico

2004 - European Aesthetic, Holter Museum of Art • Helena, Montana

2003 - Salon D’Arts, Colorado History Museum • Denver, Colorado

            Nocturne, Legends Gallery • Livingston, Montana

2002 - National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • New York City, NY

National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

Christmas Show, Nedra Matteucci Gallery • Santa Fe, New Mexico

Self-portrait in Art, Danforth Gallery • Livingston, Montana

2001 - Portrait Show, Danforth Gallery • Livingston, Montana

Buffalo Bill Art Show Cody Museum • Cody, Wyoming

2000 - Artist’s of America, Art Museum • Denver, Colorado                 

            National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • New York City, NY

National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

Buffalo Bill Art Show Cody Museum • Cody, Wyoming

1999 - Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

1998 - The Dance, exhibition of the National Sculpture Society • New York, City, NY

            Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

1997 - Portraits Exhibition • Americas Towers. New York City, NY

            Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

            Equis, Beall Park Art Center • Bozeman, Montana

1996 - National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • New York City, NY

National Sculpture Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition • Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolin

Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

            Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale• Denver, Colorado

1995 - Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale • Denver, Colorado, USA

           Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

1995 - Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale • Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

1994 - 100 Years of the National Sculpture Society of the United States of America in Italy • Palazzo 
          Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy

1993 - Tacoma Art Museum: The Face in Art • Seattle, Washington *

1993 - NAWA Exhibition, Cowboy Hall of Fame • Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

1993 - Centennial Exhibition of The National Sculpture Society • New York City, New York, U.S.A.

1992 - National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Cowboy Hall of Fame • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1991 - The Holter Museum of Art • Helena, Montana, U.S.A.

1989 - The New Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology • Rapid City, South Dakota

1989 - Eide • Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana College • Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A.

1987 - The Wade Gallery • Livingston, Montana *

1986 - Danforth Gallery • Livingston, Montana *

1986 - Livingston Public Library • Livingston, Montana, U.S.A.

1985 - The Art Center of Minnesota • Wayzetta, Minnesota, U.S.A.

1983 - Gallery ‘t Bagijntje • Lochem, the Netherlands

1981 - Aemstelle (Municipal Art Center) • Amstelveen, the Netherlands

1980 - Gallery Fijnaut • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1979 - Provincial Capital (Provinciehuis) • Zwolle, the Netherlands

1979 - Houtrust Hallen ‘Year of the Child’ • The Hague *

1979 - Hotel Des Indes • The Hague, the Netherlands

1979 - Zienagoog • Zaandam, the Netherlands

1978 - City Hall (Gemeentehuis) • Voorschoten, the Netherlands

1977 - Singer Museum • Laren, the Netherlands

1975 - Atelier Noyons • Utrecht, the Netherlands

1974_ -Gallery ‘De Ark’ • Boxtel, the Netherlands 

1974 - The Art Center (Kunstcentrum) • Bergen, the Netherlands

1973 - Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank Gallery • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1973 - Atelier Noyons • Utrecht, the Netherlands

1970 - Manege De Liemers • Beek, the Netherlands

1969 - Sculpture Garden • Lelystad, The Netherlands

1969 - Arti et Amicitiae • Amsterdam *

1968 - Netherlands Credit Bank • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1967 - Museumboerderij De Olievaer • Uithoorn, The Netherlands

1967 - Sculpture Garden • Amstelveen, The Netherlands

1966_ Arti et Amicitiae • Amsterdam *

1966 - Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1964_ Madurodam • The Hague, The Netherlands

1961 - De Paardenburg • Ouderker a/d Amstel, The Netherlands

1960 - Walker Art Center • Minneapolis, Minnesota *

1959 - Kilbrid & Bradly Gallery • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
 

COMMISSIONS

1998 - Several private commissions

1997 - The Dance of Atonement belly dance series, commissioned by Mr. E. Ossorio • Boulder, 
          Colorado, U .S.A.

1995 - Portrait of Mr. Sid Kurth, Attorney at Law • Billings, Montana, U.S.A.

1994 - Life-sized rendition of The Mother of the Ram, commissioned by the owners of The Matteucci 
          Galleries • Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

1990 - Portrait The Rancher’s Daughter, private commission • Livingston, Montana, U.S.A.

1985 - Cover drawing for the book of poetry “The Exact Place”, commissioned by Mary Ann Waters 
          for Confluence Press • Lewiston, Idaho, U.S.A.

1984 - Portrait The Survivor, commissioned by C.M. Bussemaker and the Masonic Temple • Bussum, 
          the Netherlands

1983 - Portrait Gustav Mahler, commissioned by the City of Utrecht for the Municipal Music Center 
          • Utrecht, the Netherlands

1981 - Portrait The Consultant, commissioned by Mr. Wim van Schaik • Groenekan, the Netherlands

1980 - Portrait Pioneer Woman, commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. H. Stam • The Hague, the Netherlands

1980 - Portrait The Prophet, commissioned by Dr. J. Knoll • Duivendrecht, the Netherlands

1979 - Monument depicting a horse Ode to the Journey, commissioned by the city of Voorschoten, 
          the Netherlands

1976 - Equestrian Monument Homage to the Pioneer, commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce 
          • Wolf Point, Montana, U.S.A.

1972 - Welded steel mobile Pegasus in Flight, commissioned by the City of Utrecht to be placed 
           in the Municipal Theater • Utrecht, the Netherlands

1970 - Medallion Become What You Are, commissioned by the National Society of Medallion Art to 
          commemorate children • Bergen, the Netherlands

1970 - Monument The Colt, commissioned by the City of Lelystad • the Netherlands

1969 - Monument The Colt, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam • Buitenveldert, the Netherlands

1968 - Equestrian Monument The Inheritor II, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam for the 
          Entrance to Darwin Park • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1967 - Three Donkeys entitled The Family, commissioned by the City of Utrecht • the Netherlands

1967 - Equestrian Monument The Inheritor I, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam • Buitenveldert, 
          the Netherlands

1964 - Medallion commemorating the life work of Eleanor Roosevelt, commissioned by Royal Begeer 
           • Voorschoten, the Netherlands

1960 - Seven welded iron reliefs • Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.

1956 - Battalion Monument, commissioned by the Second Armored Division, United States Army • 
          West Germany (present site • Fort Sam, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)
 
 
 
 
1954 - Mural commissioned by the Elks Club • Wolf Point, Montana, U.S.A. 
 

IMPORTANT ACQUISITIONS 
- Sculpture of Innocence (The Colt) purchased as a gift for Princess Benedikte of Denmark Ministry of Cultural Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, 
- Bronze horse by Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
- Sculpture of The Inheritor III by Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, the Netherlands 
- Sculpture of The Family by the Prins Willem Alexander School, Schalkhaar, the Netherlands 
- Sculpture of Untamed (Pegasus in Panic) and The Call; permanent acquisitions for the Museum Castle ‘t Nijenhuis, Wijhe, the Netherlands 
- Bronze sculpture of Song Lily Marlene by provincial governor of the province Overijssel, Zwolle, the Netherlands 
- Bronze horses The Mustang (Redwater) and The Aristocrat (The Gentleman) by the Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, the Netherlands 
- Bronze horses The Aristocrat and The Mustang (Redwater) by the City of Utrecht, the Netherlands 
- Untamed (Pegasus in Panic) by Modern Art Consultants for the Anderson Corporation, New York City 
- The Mother of the Ram by the Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
- The Inheritor II by the Loveland High Plains Art Council for Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado.

 

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2002 - National Sculpture Society’s Margaret Hexter Prize (69th annual juried exhibition in New York City and the Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina)

2001 - Featured artist in “Wildlife Art News Magazine”

2000 - Elected “Fellow” of the National Sculpture Society

            National Sculpture Society’s Bronze Medal (67th annual juried exhibition in New York City and the Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina)

            National Sculpture Society’s Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize ( 67th annual juried exhibition in New York City and the Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina)

1999 - Featured artist in “The National Sculpture Society’s Sculpture Review” magazine

           Featured artist in “The Equine Image”

1998 - Purchase and Installation of “The Inheritor II at the Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado

1996 - National Sculpture Society’s Silver Medal (63nd annual juried exhibition in New York City)

           National Sculpture Society’s John Cavanaugh Memorial Award (63nd annual juried exhibition in New York City)

1995 - National Sculpture Society’s Gold Medal (62nd annual juried exhibition in New York City)

           National Sculpture Society’s Maurice B. Hexter Award (62nd annual juried exhibition in New York City)

1994 - Featured artist in “The Guide to Public Sculpture throughout the Netherlands”

1993 - National Sculpture Society’s Tallix Award

           National Academy of Western Art Silver Medal

1991 - Holter Museum of Art Show

 

* DeWitt continually strives to produce the highest quality of fine art and is represented at art galleries locally, nationally and internationally. His sculptures, paintings and drawings are in a variety of private collections and public areas on two continents.

Hans Redeker

The author of numerous publications on the subjects of the Fine Arts, Architecture and Philosophy His most important books include Existentialism (1949) and The Crisis of the Artist (1950). He is the former art editor of a leading Dutch newspaper

Among the present generation, Floyd DeWitt is a typical example of the young American artist temporarily leaving the country of his birth to seek artistic and spiritual nourishment at the font of western art – the ancient continent of Europe. He is among a group of young expatriates who have sought to digest the whole of the European art tradition from Classicism to Expressionism. That DeWitt has accomplished this feat is evident in the motifs of biblical and classical mythology that tie in with his lifelong passion for horses, or rather the relation between horses and men. Notably DeWitt’s strong character, shaped by his Montana childhood, has enabled him during his stay in Europe to gather a wealth of experience both as an artist and as in individual without ever having to deny his American background.

DeWitt is too dynamic an artist – both as a draughtsman and as a modeler – to be categorized simply as a classicist sculptor. The expressiveness of his surface textures and the rhythmic tensions of his compositions exploit the full three-dimensionality of light and space. Within a great tradition DeWitt stands out as an innovator in that he endows all his works, including the portraits, with an inner significance that transcends by far the individuality of the subject, even without the obvious symbolism that is embodied in a Pegasus.

Floyd DeWitt is among the most inspired, the most authentic and the most singular of the artists it has been my privilege to meet in the course of my career as an art critic. Singular, but without the slightest trace of trendiness or fashionable modernism, he is unshakably himself. He is one of those who represent the hope of a new generation that has liberated itself from the compulsive commercialism that contaminates so much of contemporary art today.

Whether in the intimacy of a portrait or in the monumentality of his larger bronzes, the art of Floyd DeWitt invariably employs only the purest means of sculptural expression.