Bob Scriver was born in 1914 in the Blackfeet Reservation town of Browning, Montana, where he spent most of his life. His father was an Indian trader who founded a reservation store. The artist molded small animal figures as a child but put aside his love of art to purse a career in music. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in music and for 17 years made music his profession both as a teacher and a cornet player.
A self taught taxidermist he mounted wildlife for over 10 years including the famous "Big Medicine" albino buffalo and the "Desert Bighorn" for the Death Valley Museum. Scriver returned to sculpting at the age of 42. His love of nature, knowledge of anatomy, an ability to compose music, and his years of close association with the Blackfeet had indispensable influences on his life as an artist.
Bob Scriver was awarded gold and silver medals for excellence in sculpture by both the Cowboy Artist of America and the National Academy.
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