Harold Holden

Harold Holden

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. H credits his dad, who was a horseman, for his love of the West and his Grandfather George E. Failing for encouraging his fine art career. 

Both a painter and sculptor, H’s work can be found in the Oklahoma State Capitol and on a U. S. Postage Stamp, but it has been public sculptures that have kept him busy the last 20 plus years as he has completed 22 public works of art in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. 

H is a professional member of the National Sculpture Society; a 2001 recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Oklahoma State University in 2005. He was elected to membership in the Cowboy Artists of America Organization in 2012.  In November 2014 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the highest honor that the State of Oklahoma can bestow on one of its own.

Representative shows include the Prix de West, Masters of the American West, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cowboy Artists of America “Cowboy Crossings” and Night of Artists show.