Artist's Resume: Charles Hayes
5722 Gloucester Drive
Tyler, Texas 75707
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About the Artist
The artistic talent of Charles Hayes finds its
most natural expression in the western bronze.
A native Texan and son of an outdoors writer
and hunting authority, he was early exposed to
campsite and pack train, and grew up with a
love for the West and its traditions.
He is a
graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas.
About the Artist's Art
About his approach to art, Hayes says: "I
strive for a moment of drama. I look at the
sculpture base as a miniature stage on which I
arrange my props and actors in a composition
that not only pleases the eye, but touches the
emotions." This effect is evident in his "Buffalo
Hunter," in which an Indian, his horse, and a
charging bull buffalo are frozen in that moment
of action in which the struggle is climactic but
Although best known for his western
sculpture, Hayes does not limit himself to this
theme. For example, his "Flight, " a fantasy of a
man soaring exultantly with an eagle, won the
Donelson Award at the prestigious Central
South Art Exhibition in Nashville.
His technique takes full advantage of the
bronze medium. Bronze is strong enough to
permit horses to rear and human figures to
extend limbs and weapons in realistic gesture,
and yet it is capable, through the lost wax
casting process, of capturing the most subtle
detail and texture.