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Robert K Spaith

Robert Spaith was born and educated in Calgary. He grew up on the family ranch near High River, Alberta, where he developed a life-long interest in horsemanship, the cowboy life and western culture.

After graduating from the University of Calgary in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Robert’s growing interest in sculpture led to a five-year trophy bronze contract for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.

A best Bronze, Best of Show award at the 1984 Stockman’s Foundation Art Show further encouraged Spaith to concentrate on sculpture. The challenge of creating three-dimensional art that integrates itself into a specific situation continues to sustain Robert’s passion to sculpt.

Exhibited:

Hoshi

Masters Gallery, Calgary, 1984 to 1986, 2003 to present

Wallace Galleries, one man show, 1998

Wallace Galleries, Calgary, 1987 to 1997

Leighton Foundation Art Show, 1981 to 1991

Nichol Art Gallery, Calgary, 1976

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, 1973

Masters Gallery, Calgary, 1984 to 1986, 2003 to present

Wallace Galleries, one man show, 1998

Wallace Galleries, Calgary, 1987 to 1997

Leighton Foundation Art Show, 1981 to 1991

Nichol Art Gallery, Calgary, 1976

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, 1973

Robert Spaith has been an active member of the Alberta Society of Artists since 1984.

Public projects completed include:

”Breakaway”, 2004 – Bronze herd of wild horses, 18 feet long, 10 feet high and 10 feet deep. Feature piece of International Arrivals at Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Alberta.

“Sound the Alarm”, 1999 - Larger than life bronze depicting early twentieth century fire horse team, wagon and handlers. City of Red Deer , Alberta .

“Threshold”, 2000 - Seventeen foot bronze of Peregrine Falcon for the City of St. Albert, Alberta.

“Reverend Gaetz”, 1990 - Life-size bronze of City Founder for the City of Red Deer, Alberta .

In addition to numerous private collections, Robert Spaith’s sculpture is represented in the following corporate collections:

Threshold

Amoco Canada Petroleum

Alberta Government Telephones

Alberta Art Foundation

BP Canada

Bow Valley Club

Canada Northwest Energy

City of Calgary

City of Red Deer

Ted Harrison, RCA

Horton MacDonald Developments

International Olympic Committee, Geneva

Kelman Seismic Inc.

Lacey International Calgary Ltd.

Milner Fenerty

Newport Petroleum Corp.

Ocelot Energy Inc.

Pan Continental Oil Ltd.

Quantel Engineering Inc.