Steve Kestrel

b. 1947



near Alamagrodo, New Mexico


Exotic animal sculpture

Steve Kestrel has turned to the “direct carving of seemingly impenetrable and technically challenging materials that require remarkable concentration, endurance and strength” (Brooks Joyner, 1997).

The sculptor works in stone and bronze and depicts wildlife of the western U.S. to birdlife, amphibians, reptiles and, most recently, the human form.

A native of New Mexico, Kestrel now lives in Redstone Canyon west of Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society and Society of Animal Artists.

Steve Kestrel has been recognized through national awards exhibitions, and commissions. In 1992, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Western Art (NAWA).