Patricia Crane, internationally
acclaimed as a sculptor, for her life-like portraits, has
achieved fame in the United States for her remarkable life size bronzes installed in front of The International Museum
in Kentucky and in front of the
American Saddlebred Museum.
has worked in a wide variety of media, including charcoal, pastel,
acrylic, oil, lithography and ceramics. But it is as a sculptor that
her talent has been most spectacularly realized. The skill with which
Patricia vividly captures the spirit and movement of her subjects is the heart
of her work, to which she gracefully adds a very sensitive attention to
detail and precise anatomical accuracy, which totals extreme accuracy
enhanced by a "felt" relationship between human and animal.
This is the trademark of work by this sculptor.
Patricia is justly celebrated for her compelling
realism as a sculptor. Indeed, the honesty of her works is no
accident. Crane a rider since a small child, has owned, shown and
professionally trained horses...known them intimately; studied them
closely; analyzed their anatomy carefully; admired them deeply.
Her appreciation is not limited to a particular breed or type, but rather embraces the full spectrum of equine endeavor.
the years working as a sculptor, Patricia Crane has devised a personal system of measurement
which has proven invaluable in realizing her personal vision.
Integrity of form and structure to carry and express the heart and
spirit of horses deep within themselves is the very core of the visual
language of this well-known and collected sculptor.
in the world of sculpting have
often attempted to emphasize a sense of movement at the expense of
structural reality, an approach which Patricia deeply feels proves ultimately disappointing.
The heart of the individual animal informs and creates expression
through a body conformed precisely for that purpose. The finished work
of Patricia Crane could, if alive, move like the
real life counterpart, and the viewer experiences the energy and essence of that particular animal.
Crane has long enjoyed world wide appreciation, as a sculptor for her much beloved
work, which may be found in museums, and in
both public and private collections throughout the world including
the United States, South Africa, Haiti, Australia, Germany, France, Japan,
South Africa, England, Canada and New Zealand.
The artworks of Patricia Crane have been featured in national and international art-world and
Crane has received a Commendation from the Governor of Indiana and has been recognized by the award of Kentucky Colonel by the State of Kentucky,
for her services in that state as a sculptor.
Patricia also provides sought after resin sculpture awards for major equestrian competitions in North America and is devotedly
involved with HorseShowCentral.com, the internet portal that provides FREE ads
and promotion to all facets of the equine industry globally, offering
assistance to shows, events, exhibitors, trainers, breeders, owners,
rescue organizations, and horse-related businesses.
Four Decades of Artwork by
Sculptor Patricia Crane