About Robert H. Duffie
1938 - 2016 Robert H. Duffie, a native Texan of Cherokee ancestry, was a professional member of the Texas Society of Sculptors and selected as the official Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train Commemorative Artist, "Texas 150th Birthday." Robert H. Duffie's love of the old west was evident in his work as he captured the essence of the cowboy, animals and their environment. Duffie's sculptures and paintings can be found around the world. He was featured in magazines and on talk shows in the United States and abroad. His sculptures and paintings have been celebrated in museum shows such as the Custer Battlefield National Museum of Little Big Horn, The Smithsonian, American Museum of Fine Art, Texas Tech University Museum, Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Heard Museum and Laguna Gloria Museum. Duffie's commissions ranged from a bronze longhorn head for George W. Bush, which resided on the President's desk in the Oval Office, to prize horses, bulls, awards, memorial plaques and life-size historical bronzes. His larger-than-life work included "The Eagle's Nest," for Ben E. Keith Beverages of Fort Worth. It is a magnificent 12 and one half foot bronze eagle proudly perched on a six-foot base of Texas red granite. In tribute to the western heritage of the Stockyards area of Fort Worth, his 40 foot mural in the former North Fort Worth Bank building depicted the "glory days" of the longhorn cattle drives on the old Chisholm Trail.