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, including the monumental Great Northern, which last year was placed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, and Black Timber Bugler, which will be placed at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, this coming year.
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 and 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.