Civic Center Conservancy
1410 Grant Street, Suite A301
Denver, Colorado 80203
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1920:

Public Art Arrives

Renowned sculptor Alexander Phimster Proctor was commissioned to create two statues for Denver's Civic Center: the 1920 "Bronco Buster" and the 1922 "On The War Trail." 

 

The bronze cowboy and horse "Bronco Buster" statue was presented to the city by John Kernan Mullen in 1920. Proctor used Slim Ridings as the model for Bronco Buster.  When Slim landed in jail for horse rustling, Proctor put up the bail to complete the modeling job.

 

SOURCES: www.proctormuseum.com; www.PublicArtAroundTheWorld.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Rich Grant for VISIT DENVER

 

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