The work of highly acclaimed Texas-based sculptor Bob Pack has been collected worldwide. His energy level and artistic abilities appear boundless as the life-size and large bronze monuments he so meticulously sculpts.
Recently Pack has created an original series of bronze birds of Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. This series is on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land May 28 through September 6, 2010.
Pack’s commissions include the Stephen F. Austin, The Father of Texas, displays the heroic entrepreneur emerging from the waters of the nearby Brazos River. It captures Austin as his horse rears and he pulls a struggling packhorse to shore. Located in the middle of the Sugar Land Town Square, this 18-foot by 24-foot masterpiece is strategically positioned in a large granite fountain to depict the river’s current and the spirit and courage of early Texans. Only a few of the remaining 30 limited edition bronze remain available to collectors.
Pack first received prominence and international acclaim with his outstanding art series entitled “Legends of Golf” which depicts the sport’s finest players: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones and Gary Player. Other recognized greats who also own some of Pack’s sculpture are Bryon Nelson, the late Gene Sarazen, Tom Watson, Nick Price and Ben Crenshaw. His creative genius as an artist has earned him a reputation as the foremost sculptor of bronze sports figures in the world. He has received national recognition in Newsweek, USA Today, and Golf Magazine. Mr. Pack received a Papal invitation which took him to Rome where, in a private audience at the Pope’s summer residence, he personally presented a bronze, The Good Shepherd, to Pope John Paul II. The life-size bronze, The Good Shepherd, is located at the First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land.
Bob Pack was recently elected to the Byrd Hall of Fame, Class of '65. In this video, Bob tells how he was inspired by the Western-themed bronzes in the Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport and how that inspiration led to a career producing life-size bronzes of golf legends, among other works. He is probably the only member of the Byrd Class of '65 to have had a private audience with Pope John Paul II, to present a bronze he created of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Bob and his wife, Cindy (Byrd Class of '66) live in Sugar Land, Texas.