Brandywine Studio Inc. - Wildlife in Bronze

Expeditions and Field Study Modeling in Clay Lost Wax Process-Mold Making Lost Wax Process-Casting Finishing Provenance
Corporations and Museums Kings, Queens, Presidents, notables and private collectors
Current and Future Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Works on Public Display
African - Jungle Gym Amphibians Animals Birds Fish Marine Mammals Miscellaneous What's New In the Works Outdoor Installations Cousteau Series Porcelain Gamefish The First Ten
Résumé
Anthony J. Obara Jr., who attended art classes at the Delaware Art Museum as a child, began sculpting in 1972 at the age of 24.  Appreciating Fredrick Remington’s genius for capturing a moment and Charles Russell’s direct approach to interpreting cowboys in action with nature, Obara developed his own style, remaining true to each animal’s spirit and appearance in its natural habitat.

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Obara’s works are or have been displayed in the following museums and government and corporate office buildings:

In addition, Obara’s sculptures are held privately in collections world wide:

Russell W. Peterson
Former President, National Audubon Society
Former Governor, State of Delaware

“Mr. Obara's life-like wildlife bronzes are an excellent example of the great versatility of this ancient medium. His use of color and texture is remarkable, and particularly appealing in his birds”.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“Brilliant interpreter of the beauty of our friends—the marine mammals.”

David M. Niles
Assistant Curator, Delaware Museum of Natural History

“Obara creates masterpieces. The phenomenon is marvelous to witness and seems to defy possibility, but the results speak eloquently of A. J. Obara's talents. He is a wildlife artist of unique stature.”

Jim Fowler
Former President, Honorary Chairman, The Explorers Club
Host, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

“Buddy's incredible ability to capture the image of nature in bronze contribute greatly to our respect and admiration of our natural world.”

Vikram H. Dewan
President  and CEO, Philadelphia  Zoological Society

" Mr. Obara, The  Philadelphia Zoo is honored and proud to have your work as part of our wonderful collection of animal sculptures. We greatly value the contribution it makes to both the visitor experience at the Zoo and our education  mission."  

 Lorie Kanarth
Former President, The Explorers Club

"It is through art that we gain the most intimate portraits of nature's splendor. Anyone who has had the chance to experience your work is struck by its force and elegance."

 





Obara family


Kigozi camp, Tanzania


Tarpon fly fishing, Nicaragua


On Top of The Thoroughfare, Wyoming


Fishing on the Babine River,
British Columbia, Canada


At the helm of the super-carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)


Atlantic salmon fishing on the Grand Cascapedia River, Quebec, Canada


Presidential Eagle, Reagan Library


Caught in a whiteout on The Thoroughfare, Wyoming


Okavango, Botswana


Aboard the Calypso with
Jean and Jacques Cousteau


Sailing Offshore


Air Force One. Reagan Library


With Jacques-Yves Cousteau


Emperor Penguin, Saint Louis Zoo