Tim Shinabarger is an award-winning American sculptor and painter internationally known for his portrayals of wildlife. His works can be found in major museums and private collections, and were featured in a one-man show at Legacy Gallery in the fall of 2018.
A native of Montana, Shinabarger spent his youth and early adulthood never far from his beloved wilderness areas in the northern Rocky Mountains. The past few decades have seen him going further afield, exploring some of the continent’s most remote corners to gather reference material. Critics hail his work both for its mature, sophisticated approach to composition and for the artist’s ability to communicate the very spirit of his subjects.
In 2014, Shinabarger won the Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award at Prix de West. His other accolades include being a four-time winner of the coveted James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at Prix de West (2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010) and the Prix de West Robert Lougheed Memorial Award (2004), while also earning similar distinctions from the National Sculpture Society, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Society of Animal Artists. In 2017, his monumental Black Timber Bugler was placed at the C.M. Russell Museum as a memorial to Steve Rose, founder of the Charlie Russell Riders. In 2019, he received the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award at the Masters of the American West Art Exhibition at the Autry Museum.