These 4 sparrows are chirping it up on an old telephone pole. Passing along the news in old ways!
About Eric Thorson
Eric conveys his perspective of humans, animals, and culture through the sculptural dimension. His passion to create summons a multitude of styles ranging from naturalism to abstraction. While he is compelled by the energy within his subjects, the focus is on the raw form.
Eric Thorsen was born in Glasgow, MT in 1967 to an American serviceman and a French citizen. Raised in this multi-cultural home, Eric’s philosophies of sculpture were shaped at an early age. Trips Abroad with his mother introduced Eric to a world filled with art and culture that would mold his outlook on life. Eric’s father was instrumental in encouraging his creative tendencies. Eric’s skills of observation developed quickly. No subject escaped his interest.
After graduating high school, he attended the University of MT, Missoula. Eric’s university studies abruptly ended with the beginning of his professional career as a sculptor. Eric achieved international acclaim, winning numerous international and national awards. He was compelled by his passion and devoted all his time to sculpting. He earned memberships to prestigious groups throughout the art world.
Influenced by his northwest surroundings, Eric chose to locate his studio in Bigfork, MT. He continually returns to Europe as his source of inspiration. Today Eric’s work is continually featured in publications and TV. Major corporations, celebrities, and private collectors enthusiastically collect his sculptures. In 2000, Eric received the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence. For four consecutive years, 2000-2003 Eric received the People’s Choice Award for Best Sculpture at the 32nd, 33rd, 34th, and 35th C.M. Russell Art Auctions! Most recently Eric has installed sculptures commissioned by the city of Norwalk, CA and NIKE World Campus, Beaverton, OR, The Great Northern Town Center “Lewis and Clark Experience”. Eric is currently creating sculptures for Discovery Pier, Milwaukee, WI.