Primarily known as a cowboy artist, Harold T. Holden – or “H” as he is known to most folks – has been capturing the West in sculptures and paintings for more than 40 years.
While his work can be found in the Oklahoma State Capitol and on a U.S. postage stamp, public sculptures have kept him busy, with 22 monuments located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas completed in the last 30 years.
In 2001 Holden received the Governor’s Art Award from Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, and he has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Sculpture Society. In 2005 he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni from Oklahoma State University, and in 2012 he was elected into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America (CAA). Holden was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, and on April 22, 2017, he became the first Oklahoma artist to be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Holden lives near Kremlin, Oklahoma, with his wife, Edna Mae.