North American Auction Company
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Last Chance June 2023 Passed Lots Offering

Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 123

Jack D. Putnam (1925-2011) "Arctic King" Bronze

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Bid Increments

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$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
Featured in this lot is a hand painted bronze sculpture called "Arctic King" circa 1980 from artist, Jack D. Putnam, who was born in 1925 and died in 2011. The sculpture features a wonderfully and professionally crafted bronze construction that is hand painted in a realistic color gradient and shows a polar bear standing on the Arctic landscape. The bronze is marked as follows: Jack D Putnam - 1980 - 20/21; There is a plaque on the front of the marble base that reads as follows: Arctic King - Jack D. Putnam. Jack Putnam has worked with the Denver Museum of Natural History for 25 years designing dioramas. As curator of the Natural History Department, Jack traveled to many parts of the world including Alaska, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. Jack has a thorough knowledge of the habitat and anatomy of his subject matter which has enhanced his innate artistic talents. He utilizes a unique knowledge of sculpting techniques, mold-making, and casting methods in the creation of his sculptures and taxidermy works that exhibit exactness in proportion and detail while retaining the fluid motion of life. The overall condition of this bronze sculpture is good with no obvious signs of damage. The measurements of this bronze sculpture are 14 1/4" x 13" x 10".*