Colorado sculptor George Walbye is a product of the Rocky Mountain West, having spent his entire life in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Born in Rawlins, Wyoming, Walbye spent his early years in that high plains, sagebrush country, spending boyhood summers working on ranches near the area homesteaded by his grandfather a Whiskey Gap.
Following careers in education and sales in Colorado, Walbye moved to the world of art as a sculptor, using the classic “lost wax” method which transposes original works in wax into bronze.
Now in his second decade as an artist, the self-taught sculptor focuses on both the legendary and contemporary west. Walbye has exhibited bronzes in numerous shows and exhibitions, and his work is in private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Walbye was chosen by the Loveland High Plains Art Council as one of the Loveland artists to install bronze sculptures in the first phase of a sculpture garden at Benson Park in Loveland, Colorado. It will be part of an overall plan to establish Loveland as a sculpture center of the U.S.