Biography

My career has spanned 36 years and has been varied and intense.   My first sculptures were created in 1979, with my first collection of bronzes being created in 1980 and 1981.  I have created over 600 sculptures in a variety of subjects, including more than 15 large scale/public bronzes.   My first monumental public sculptures were created for Trenton, New Jersey in 1991 and Windom, Minnesota in 1993.  In 1996 I was chosen through a national call for proposals to design the Minnesota Korean War Veterans Memorial which was dedicated in September of 1998.

Arthur Norby

From 1996 through 2007 I resided in Arizona, operated The Norby Gallery and through the competitive process was commissioned to create six heroic public bronzes, as well as two sculpture gardens which encompassed eight life-size bronzes, seven life-size portrait busts and numerous other commissions.  In 2006 I was awarded a one-person exhibit of paintings and sculpture by the West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona.  In 2008 I presented a retrospective exhibit of sculpture and paintings for the Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, Montana.

Throughout my career I have attended workshops and taught studio techniques, as well as having taken part in school residencies at several grade levels .

In 2007 I retired from gallery activities to concentrate more intensively on my own artwork.”

2014-2015 Sculpture Commissions in Progress :

INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN: Sculpture of two hands releasing a dove standing six feet tall. To be installed the summer of 2015.
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OLIVER: Life-size bronze portrait of a four-year-old. Private commission.

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SAMANTHA: Life-size bronze portrait of a four-year-old. Private commission.

BENNETT: Life-size bronze portrait of a four-year-old. Private commission.

Selected Public Sculpture Commissions:

2011  HOOKED, Spicer Beautification, Spicer, Minnesota

2008  STAMPEDE AT JAVELLINA CROSSING, Heroic bronze,    Indianapolis, IN.  Currently on display in Carefree, AZ.

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2005  THE HONORABLE WILLIAM (BILLY) HALL Laredo, Texas

2003  NEWS BREAK, life-size figure, Kitchell Development Company, Phoenix, Arizona

2003  IRONWORKER MEMORIAL, St. Paul, Minnesota
2003  LOOK GRANDPA!, three life-size figures, Phoenix, Arizona

2002   SENATOR ERNEST McFARLAND – Mesa, AZ

2002  PORTRAIT BUST OF EARL OLSON,    Willmar, Minnesota

2002  THE FARMER – LARKIN FITCH, Life-size bronze,    Campaign, Mesa, Arizona

2002  THE BUILDER – JOSEPH NESBITT, Life-size bronze,, Mesa, Arizona

2002  THE CITRUS GROWER – HARVEY WOOD, Life-size bronze Mesa, Arizona

2002  THE RESCUERS, Pinnacle Peak Public Safety Memorial, dedicated February 9, 2002, Peoria, Arizona

2000  SCULPTURE GARDEN & RELATED SCULPTURES, Sun City West, Arizona

1998  MINNESOTA KOREAN  WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL, included site development and design, Minnesota Capitol Mall, St.Paul, MN

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