TD Kelsey

TD Kelsey

T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, MT and participated in rodeo for many years in rough stock events and team roping. After rodeo, Kelsey trained and showed cutting horses for several years. He worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he resigned to devote full time to his art.

Kelsey's work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. He is an Emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America, and fellow member of the National Sculpture Society. He was honored with a Rendezvous Show at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum, where his work is on permanent display, and a one man show at the 21 Club in New York. Kelsey also has sculptures on permanent display at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions Museum, the C.M. Russell Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Owensboro Museum, St. Louis Zoo, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

He received the honor of having one of his sculptures chosen by the National Sculpture Society for the Masterworks of American Sculpture 1875-1999 show, hosted by the Fleischer Museum in Scottsdale, AZ.

Kelsey has created many monumental pieces; these include works for both private companies and public facilities such as museums and zoos.

His work is available in very limited editions. Both finished castings and works in progress can be seen in the studio-gallery at his ranch near Guthrie, TX.