Harold Holden

Harold Holden

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 over 40 years.  While his work can be found in the Oklahoma State Capitol and on a U.S. Postage Stamp, his public sculptures have kept him busy the last few years with 22 monuments completed.  In 2001, H received the Governor’s Art Award from Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and 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, was elected into membership in the Cowboy Artists of America organization. His most recent public work is his life and one quarter monument of former slave turned U. S. Deputy Marshal “Bass Reeves”, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  H was featured in a one man retrospective in August of 2010 at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Center in Oklahoma City and was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014.  On April 22, 2017 he will be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and will be featured in a two man show Cowboys and Indians in April 2017 along with fellow Oklahoman, Mike Larsen. H lives near Kremlin, Oklahoma with his wife Edna Mae.