Gerald Balciar

Gerald Balciar

Gerald Balciar's fascination with animals dates back to his childhood days growing up in rural Wisconsin amidst the dairy farms and north woods. Both art and animals have always been a part of Balciar's life. He portrays the gentle side of nature in his marble and bronze sculptures.

A consummate artist, Balciar is involved in all facets of creating bronzes: from making his own molds and chasing his own waxes, to welding and applying the patina and finishing touches. His repertoire of work ranges from small scale creations to heroic and monumental installations. In 1995, he carved an 18' tall marble sculpture of a cougar from a single piece of marble, which is installed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

He is a member of the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, the Society of Animal Artists and the Northwest Rendezvous Group.