Richard Loffler grew up on the wide-open prairies in Saskatchewan, Canada. He became a committed outdoorsman as a teenager absorbing the wonders of the natural world around him. Two local zoos and another larger zoo in Calgary became a retreat for observing animals, while the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina was a haven to study the beautifully prepared natural history dioramas.
“I have been given nature’s theatre to access freely. I find it a necessary tool in the formation of the idea and the finished work. Working from life affords me controlled confidence. No questions go unanswered”.
Loffler is a dedicated family man and an avid outdoorsman. He juggles his time between fieldwork, studio work and the Montana foundries where he chases some of the castings and oversees the patinas and completed works.
Loffler was accepted into membership with the Society of Animal Artists and the National Sculpture Society in 1989. He continues to show with the Prix de West where in 2002, he was chosen for the Robert Lougheed Award, chosen by the attending Artists and in 2012, the James Earle Frazer Award for best sculpture.
Presently he is working on a 65’ long monumental sculpture called, “The Buffalo Trail.” It will be placed in front of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. He has also created a 1 and 1/4 life-sized sculpture called “OUTLAW”, for downtown Calgary.
Furthermore Loffler has taught sculpture classes at the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Arizona for 10 years.
“Art is an expression of our innermost thoughts, perceptions and aspirations. It is an extension of society, the happening of our era and the progress of our time. When balanced with truth, knowledge and sensitivity, art holds the virtuous vision of the past, an account of the present and a dream for tomorrow”
Richard Loffler is represented by:
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY
Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
The Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, SC
Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, CO
Sage Creek Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
Rowe Gallery, Sedona, AZ