Bart has been a professional sculptor for over 30 years, with 7 solo art museum exhibitions to his credit.Bart Walter travels extensively to pursue honest interpretations of his subjects, from lions and chimpanzees to more local North American wildlife. Sculpting and drawing directly from life allows him to infuse vitality and spontaneity into his work. Continuing the tradition of earlier animaliers such as Barye and Bugatti, Bart has transcended their reliance on the taxidermist table and the zoo by sculpting directly from the natural world.Working from his personal drawings, clay and wax field studies, Bart embraces a figurative, representational style that eschews the minute in favor of the whole--the spirit of the animal. Bart's renderings are derived from a personal commitment to the integrity of each subject. When casting in bronze, Bart's hands-on approach results in sculptures that are faithful to the original work. With this holistic view of inspiration, creation and casting, Bart Walter has won the respect and admiration of fine art curators, collectors and the general public.Bart has multiple large public installations across America: most notably at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, The Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.