Honorary Artist Member since 2017
Born in Arizona, Ken Rowe’s life seems to have been shaped and forged by the rugged beauty, culture and history of his native land. Influenced by drawing and painting with his mother, along with his love of the outdoors, Ken’s first introduction to wildlife art was in the field of taxidermy, and at the age of 26, he opened his own wildlife art studio where, as a taxidermist, he sculpted life-sized models. During that time, Ken submerged himself in a profession that demanded an intense study of anatomy, composition and wildlife physiology. He believes this in-depth knowledge is a vital bridge to creating accuracy and vitality in his sculptures. His unique background has enabled Rowe to capture the spirit of his subjects with great technical skill.
In 1987, Ken expanded his talents into the creation of bronze sculpture and has become known for his anatomy, composition and, most importantly, the expressive life one can see in his pieces. He considers his fieldwork an invaluable form of reference and inspiration. The scale of Rowe’s work ranges from small bronze maquettes to large outdoor sculptures of monumental proportions. Ken Rowe has emerged as one of America’s leading wildlife bronze sculptors.