Bob Bell Paisano


Item Number: DR 337
Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw
Artist: Bob Bell
Medium: Bronze and wood Number 2/50
Age: 1972
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ X 6 1/4″ X 4″


SKU: DR 337 Categories: , , ,


This dynamic roadrunner with a snake dangling in its mouth captures the spirit of this elusive bird as it runs across the ground. The feathers and structure expressed by the casting process are wonderfully detailed.

This roadrunner was a bird often seen on Bob Bell’s Oklahoma ranch.  Bell was a natural artist.  He created his bronze sculptures with sensitivity and authenticity visually reflecting the essence and form of each creature. In searching for a better means of expression, Bell found wax to be his true medium, with the ability to capture the details of the of the wildlife he experienced on the land around his ranch. The Lost Wax process allowed Bell the means to mold lasting representations. He mastered the art of casting his own pieces in bronze, thus gaining a fuller appreciation of the intricacies of the craft – each a complete story with its own humor or pathos- each created with the skill, perfection, and authority of a true professional artist.

Although Bob authorized up to fifty copies to be made from his original work of this wonderful life like roadrunner, only a very few were made before his death.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Maintained in the same private family collection since originally purchased from the artist in 1972

Additional information

Weight 54 oz