Herb Mignery

b. 1937



Bartlett, Nebraska


Western figure and wildlife sculpture

Raised on the Mignery ranch near Bartlett, Nebraska, Herb Mignery knows western life first hand because the ranch of his childhood has been in the Mignery family for over 100 years.  It was assumed he would be a cowboy, but his love of art led him to illustration, both in the army and later in commercial art.

In 1973, he cast his first bronze and from that time devoted himself to sculpture.  With bronze as his primary medium, he expresses his fascination “with the fluid movement of horse and rider, forming the basis for his strength in sculpting motion,” meaning cowboys on horseback roping steers and driving cattle, Indians poised for defense, cattle roaming the plains, and buffaloes butting heads.