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 
1959_ Kilbrid & Bradly Gallery • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
1960_ Walker Art Center • Minneapolis, Minnesota * 
1961_ De Paardenburg • Ouderker a/d Amstel, The Netherlands 
1964_ Madurodam • The Hague, The Netherlands 
1966_ Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer • Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
1966_ Arti et Amicitiae • Amsterdam * 
1967_ Sculpture Garden • Amstelveen, The Netherlands 
1967_ Museumboerderij De Olievaer • Uithoorn, The Netherlands 
1968_ Netherlands Credit Bank • Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
1969_ Arti et Amicitiae • Amsterdam * 
1969_ Sculpture Garden • Lelystad, The Netherlands 
1970_ Manege De Liemers • Beek, the Netherlands 
1973_ Atelier Noyons • Utrecht, the Netherlands 
1973_ Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank Gallery • Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
1974_ The Art Center (Kunstcentrum) • Bergen, the Netherlands 
1974_ Gallery ‘De Ark’ • Boxtel, the Netherlands 
1975_ Atelier Noyons • Utrecht, the Netherlands 
1977_ Singer Museum • Laren, the Netherlands 
1978_ City Hall (Gemeentehuis) • Voorschoten, the Netherlands 
1979_ Zienagoog • Zaandam, the Netherlands 
1979_ Hotel Des Indes • The Hague, the Netherlands 
1979_ Houtrust Hallen ‘Year of the Child’ • The Hague * 
1979_ Provincial Capital (Provinciehuis) • Zwolle, the Netherlands 
1980_ Gallery Fijnaut • Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
1981_ Aemstelle (Municipal Art Center) • Amstelveen, the Netherlands 
1983_ Gallery ‘t Bagijntje • Lochem, the Netherlands 
1985_ The Art Center of Minnesota • Wayzetta, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
1986_ Livingston Public Library • Livingston, Montana, U.S.A. 
1986_ Danforth Gallery • Livingston, Montana * 
1987_ The Wade Gallery • Livingston, Montana * 
1989_ Eide • Dalrymple Gallery, Augustana College • Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A.
1989_ The New Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology • Rapid City, South Dakota 
1991_ The Holter Museum of Art • Helena, Montana, U.S.A. 
1992_ National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Cowboy Hall of Fame • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
1993_ Centennial Exhibition of The National Sculpture Society • New York City, New York, U.S.A. 
1993_ NAWA Exhibition, Cowboy Hall of Fame • Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 
1993_ Tacoma Art Museum: The Face in Art • Seattle, Washington * 
1994_ 100 Years of the National Sculpture Society of the United States of America in Italy • Palazzo 
          Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy 
1995_ Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale • Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

1995_Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale • Denver, Colorado, USA

           Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

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

1997_Portraits Exhibition • Americas Towers. New York City, NY

            Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

            Equis, Beall Park Art Center • Bozeman, Montana

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

            Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

1999_Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

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

2001_Portrait Show, Danforth Gallery • Livingston, Montana

Buffalo Bill Art Show Cody Museum • Cody, Wyoming

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

2003_Salon D’Arts, Colorado History Museum • Denver, Colorado

            Nocturne, Legends Gallery • Livingston, Montana

2004_European Aesthetic, Holter Museum of Art • Helena, Montana

2006_Contemporary Masters, Matteucci Gallery • Santa Few, New Mexico

 

COMMISSIONS 
1954_ Mural commissioned by the Elks Club • Wolf Point, Montana, 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.) 
1960_ Seven welded iron reliefs • Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. 
1964_ Medallion commemorating the life work of Eleanor Roosevelt, commissioned by Royal Begeer 
           • Voorschoten, the Netherlands 
1967_ Equestrian Monument The Inheritor I, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam • Buitenveldert, 
          the Netherlands 
1967_ Three Donkeys entitled The Family, commissioned by the City of Utrecht • the Netherlands 
1968_ Equestrian Monument The Inheritor II, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam for the 
          Entrance to Darwin Park • Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
1969_ Monument The Colt, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam • Buitenveldert, the Netherlands 
1970_ Monument The Colt, commissioned by the City of Lelystad • the Netherlands 
1970_ Medallion Become What You Are, commissioned by the National Society of Medallion Art to 
          commemorate children • Bergen, the Netherlands 
1972_ Welded steel mobile Pegasus in Flight, commissioned by the City of Utrecht to be placed 
           in the Municipal Theater • Utrecht, the Netherlands 
1976_ Equestrian Monument Homage to the Pioneer, commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce 
          • Wolf Point, Montana, U.S.A.
1979_ Monument depicting a horse Ode to the Journey, commissioned by the city of Voorschoten, 
          the Netherlands 
1980_ Portrait The Prophet, commissioned by Dr. J. Knoll • Duivendrecht, the Netherlands 
1980_ Portrait Pioneer Woman, commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. H. Stam • The Hague, the Netherlands 
1981_ Portrait The Consultant, commissioned by Mr. Wim van Schaik • Groenekan, the Netherlands 
1983_ Portrait Gustac Mahler, commissioned by the City of Utrecht for the Municipal Music Center 
          • Utrecht, the Netherlands 
1984_ Portrait The Survivor, commissioned by C.M. Bussemaker and the Masonic Temple • Bussum, 
          the Netherlands
1985_ Cover drawing for the book of poetry “The Exact Place”, commissioned by Mary Ann Waters 
          for Confluence Press • Lewiston, Idaho, U.S.A. 
1990_ Portrait The Rancher’s Daughter, private commission • Livingston, 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. 
1995_ Portrait of Mr. Sid Kurth, Attorney at Law • Billings, Montana, U.S.A. 
1997_ The Dance of Atonement belly dance series, commissioned by Mr. E. Ossorio • Boulder, 
          Colorado, U .S.A. 
1998_ Several private commissions

 

IMPORTANT ACQUISITIONS 
_ Sculpture of 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 Pegasus in Panic and The Call; permanent acquisitions for the Museum Castle ‘t 
          Nijenhuis • Wijhe, the Netherlands 
_ Bronze sculpture of Lily Marlene by provincial governor of the province Overijssel • Zwolle, the 
          Netherlands 
_ Bronze horses Redwater and The Gentleman by the Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank • the Netherlands 
_ Bronze horses The Aristocrat and Redwater by the City of Utrecht • the Netherlands 
_ 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

1991_Holter Museum of Art Show

1993_National Sculpture Society’s Tallix Award

           National Academy of Western Art Silver Medal

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

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)

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)

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

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

           Featured artist in “The Equine Image”

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)

2001_Featured artist in “Wildlife Art News Magazine”

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

 

* 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.