Tom Knapp (1926-2016)

Tom Knapp worked in clay for almost 50 years, following a successful career in commercial art and animation for Walt Disney. Knapp was born on a ranch in Powder River, Wyoming. He was surrounded by the majesty of nature and early on became an avid student of Western history.

Mr. Knapp painstakingly researched each new subject including travelling to Native American ceremonials where he conducted interviews, studies and sketches.  His pieces range in size from delightful miniatures of barnyard animals to life-size renditions of endangered species such as the Galapagos tortoise.  Knapp is particularly well known for several series on ceremonial dancers including figures from various Pueblo tribes as well as the Navajo, Hopi, Oglala and Lakota Sioux.

Tom Knapp’s sculptures are in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, 1977-78, Who’s Who in the West, 1978 and Who’s Who in America.
Hoop Dancer Bear Heartline Pot Salty Down the Hogback
Hoop Dancer
Bronze 25/40
3850.
Bear Heartline Pot
Bronze 123/250
2000.
"Salty"
Salt Water Crocodile
Bronze 12/36
1500.
Down the Hogback
Bronze 28/28
14,000.
Wolf Bros  Track of the Grizzly Pot Santa Clara Pot El Mercado
Running Wolves
Bronze 2/10
975.
Track of the Grizzly Pot
Bronze 154/250
2200.
Santa Clara Pot
Bronze 128/250
2000.
Mercado
Bronze
10/24
1400.
SW Dancers   Peyote Bird Pot Texas Tortoise
Southwest Collection
Bronze set of 10 Dancers
1650.
  Peyote Bird Pot
Bronze 132/250
SOLD
Texas Tortoise
Bronze
SOLD
Desert Tortoise Galapagos Girl Threes A Crowd African Cheetah
Desert Tortoise
Bronze 9/18
SOLD
Galapagos Tortoise - Female
Bronze 8/10
34 inches long
SOLD
Threes A Crowd
Bronze 8/100
SOLD
African Cheetah
Bronze f 16/35
SOLD
Master of COngo Fawn Crown Dancer Kokopelli Pot
Master of the Congo
Bronze
12/250
SOLD
First Springtime
Bronze Edition of 36
SOLD
Crown Dancer
Bronze
SOLD
Kokopelli Pot
Bronze 143/250
SOLD
  Burro and Cat Horses Wood Cut TKnapp navajor silversmith pot
Return to Previous Page Burro and Cat
Bronze 6/36
SOLD
Untitled
Wood Sculpture on Mesquite
72x21x3
SOLD
Navajo Silversmith Pot
Bronze 129/250
SOLD