Richard Greeves

b. 1935

Richard Greeves


St. Louis, Missouri


Indian figure sculpture

A sculptor of monumental bronze Indian figures, Richard Greeves was born and grew up in an Italian neighborhood in St. Louis, where he lived in his words, a “Huck Finn childhood.” Many of his neighbors were handy with tools, and they influenced his love of building and creating.

At age 15, he met an Indian girl whom he visited on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and he later moved there and purchased the local trading post which became his home and studio.  With one third of an acre enclosed and 26-foot high ceilings, he has plenty of room to work.