Bill Nebeker

This year marks the 23rd consecutive year Bill Nebeker has been honored to show his bronze sculptures at the Autry’s Masters. He has committed himself to portraying the American working cowboy and historic Native peoples with the respect and honor both cultures deserve. He also enjoys putting touches of humor in some of his bronzes, as his heroes, George Phippen and Joe Beeler, did.

On May 1, 2021, Nebeker unveiled his larger-than-life-size bronze sculpture, Lest We Forget, on Prescott, Arizona’s beautiful Courthouse Plaza. As part of the Yavapai County Fallen Officers Memorial, it honors law enforcement officers from the historic days of the Arizona Territory to those serving today and in the future who serve and sacrifice their lives in the line of duty.

Western Art Collector’s December 2021 issue featured Nebeker’s two larger-than-life-size bronze statues unveiled in Prescott: If Horses Could Talk and Lest We Forget. He has been commissioned to create another larger-than-life-size bronze sculpture for Prescott Regional Airport. It will portray Prescott’s own hero, Ernest A. Love, a WWI fighter pilot who was tragically shot down and died in 1919. This monumental bronze will be unveiled in late 2022.

On March 19, 2022, the Phippen Western Art Museum will open a one-man retrospective exhibition of Bill Nebeker’s art. If Horses Could Talk: 50 Years of Bill Nebeker Sculpture will include approximately 75 bronze sculptures, historical documents, photos, memorabilia, videos, and collectibles.

Nebeker’s bronze sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Booth Western Art Museum; Briscoe Western Art Museum; Cheyenne Old West Museum; Desert Caballeros Museum; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum; Pearce Museum at Navarro College; Phippen Western Art Museum; and Phoenix Art Museum.

Bill Nebeker is represented by the Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mountain Spirit Gallery, Prescott, Arizona; Texas Treasures Fine Art, Boerne, Texas; and Trailside Galleries–online.


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