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Popular Western Artist, Ft. Worth Native Jack Bryant Sr. Dies

by Jerome Weeks 16 Jul 2012 11:40 AM

The 83-year-old artist was known for his realistic depictions of animals, landscapes and historic themes — including two public bronzes that stand in Fort Worth.


Born in Forth Worth in 1929, Jack Bryant became known for both his realistic paintings and his bronze work — generally of animals, landscapes and historic cowboy themes. Bryant’s bronze sculptures include two public works in Fort Worth: Midnight (1983), an image of a legendary bucking horse, which stands near the Will Rogers Memorial Center (above), and Save the Future (1993), an image of a firefighter rescuing a small child, which stands in front of Fire Station #2, the city’s oldest operating fire station. The statue was dedicated in honor of the 100th anniversary of professional firefighting in Fort Worth.

Bryant, 83, passed away at his home in Springtown Saturday.

  • Richard

    Hello, in 1974 or 73. I purchased a silver western belt buckle with asilver rope around and s bone set imto the middle of it. Could you tell me of someone whocould tell me.about it :-// and what it might be worth please.i bought it in ft.worth at dillards whilr working there snd attending tecas wesleyan university my name is Richard. Coo my e-mail is / / [email protected] again i appreciate any help you cangive me

  • Richard

    I wanted to finish by saying that i was fortunate. To have met mr. Bryant and truily enjoyed talking briefly with him what agreat man who took the time to talk to me. Hewill allways be remenbered by our family.again thanks for the time you have given me to say he ‘s. A / great texan.r.c.