Austin Barton was raised in the Snake River and Wallowa Valleys of Eastern Oregon, where he gained an intimate knowledge of the western way of life. Austin loves many aspects of that life and reflects those feelings and influences in the theme of his sculptures.
Breaking horses, working on farms and ranches, logging and construction earned his living in those days. However, even as a young boy, Austin’s dream was to become an artist.
After a tour in the Navy and later completing commercial art school, Austin spent 20 years as a fashion and merchandise illustrator at a well-known outlet, working his way up to head of the art department. Although he was accomplished in many forms of fine art, his primary interest “came home” to sculpture.
With Austin’s exceptional talent and attention to detail, he has quickly made a place for himself in the International bronze market. He now sells his sculptures in galleries across the United States and has been featured in a number of publications. His impressive bronzes can be found in many private and corporate collections.
Austin’s love of nature and his natural gift for form and feeling have made his western, Indian, and wildlife sculptures rivals of the old masters.