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  • Biography

    Clark Bronson Born 1939

    The son of a Utah game warden, Clark Bronson showed early talent for illustration. He studied at the University of Utah but felt frustrated because he was not learning about his true interest, which was wildlife art. He apprenticed for three years with Arnold Friberg and then was hired by the Utah Game and Fish Commission to do illustrations. He was especially noted for his watercolors.

    Later he began sculpting, and working in bronze also gained a reputation for that medium, especially for bird subjects.

    Source: "Contemporary Western Artists" by Peggy and Harold Samuels

    The following is from John S. Flannery:

    $7.50 for a pen and ink of a trapper...think Clark was still in high school in Kamas. Got to know him through his dad who was a fish hatchery employee when I was editing "Utah Fish and Game Magazine".

    Got him started when I was editor of "Utah Fish and Game Magazine", Bought first piece he sold for publication, a pen and ink, ran his oils on cover, bought his first dropout watercolor and encouraged him to continue that way. Escorted him to NYC. Assigned and bought more of his work for USFS Intermountain Region for publications.

    He told me a while back on phone he is unaware of the market for his paintings since he turned to sculpture.