Bronze Inside and Out, by Mary Scriver

Via Dave Lull, from the University of Calgary Press website:

"Bronze Inside and Out is a literary biography of sculptor Bob Scriver, written by his wife, Mary Strachan Scriver. Bob Scriver is best known for his work in bronze and for his pivotal role in the rise of “cowboy art.” Living and working on the Montana Blackfoot Reservation, Scriver created a bronze foundry, a museum, and a studio – an atelier based on classical methods, but with local Blackfoot artisans. His importance in the still-developing genre of “western art” cannot be overstated.
Mary Strachan Scriver lived and worked with Bob Scriver for over a decade and was instrumental in his rise to international acclaim. Working alongside her husband, she became intimately familiar with the man, his work, and his process. Her frank and uncensored narration includes details that give the reader a unique picture of Scriver both as man and as artist. Mary Strachan Scriver also provides a fascinating look into the practice of bronze casting, cleverly structuring the story of Bob Scriver’s life according to the steps in this complicated and temperamental process. She lives in Valier, Montana. She has worked as a teacher, a writer, and a Unitarian minister."

She blogs as Prairie Mary.

You can read Brian W. Dippie’s foreword to Bronze Inside and Out at Librarian’s Place, as well as a pithy account of how the book came to be published, by Mary Scriver herself.

You can order the book here.