Richard V. Greeves has lived among the Indians and wildlife of Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation for more than forty years. Naturally, these subjects are the focus of his sculpture. A native of St. Louis, Greeves is a self-taught artist whose work can be found in museums and prominent collections both nationally and internationally. His studios are located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Greeves is a past winner of the Prix de West Purchase Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and he is a regular instructor at the Scottsdale Artists’ School. He has been honored with solo exhibitions at the Missoula Museum of Arts, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Washakie County Museum, and the Wyoming State Capitol. His monument The Unknown was commissioned by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, where it is on permanent display.
At the 2016 Masters of the American West, Greeves won the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture. In 2009 the Autry Museum’s Trustees acquired Greeves’s Crazy Horse monument for its permanent collection, and in 2008 he was featured in Southwest Art and Western Art Collector magazines. In 2006 he had a one-man exhibition of twenty-nine sculptures, titled Lewis and Clark Among the Indians: Sculptures by Richard V. Greeves, at the Autry, where he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Autry Museum acquired his sculpture The Sheepeaters of Yellowstone in 2000. In the same year, Greeves won the James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West for his larger-than-life statue of Chief Washakie.
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