Jack Muir

A born-and-raised third generation Montanan, Western and wildlife sculptor, Jack W Muir, resides on the beautiful shores of Flathead Lake, the setting for his home and studio. Wildlife and the mystique of the west abound in this part of Montana, both of which provide unlimited inspiration for Jack’s work.

After receiving a degree in Fine Art from Montana State University, Jack founded Kalispell Art Casting in 1978. K.A.C.is one of the largest and most respected art casting foundries in the west, with 20,000 square feet of floor space. Aside from casting his own art works in bronze, Jack casts for many prominent and well-known artists across the United States and Canada. Kalispell Art Casting is known not only for casting statuary bronzes of all sizes, but also for the design, engineering, enlarging, casting, patination, delivery and installation of monumental sculptures. These monuments have been installed in notable establishments across the country, including the Calgary Stampede grounds, the Boon and Crocket Club, the Parker Ranch in Hawaii, the Denver Zoo, the City of Olympia, Montana State University and the State of Montana.

Jack’s business association with many well-known and respected artists over the past 35 years has been a tremendously rich education and influence in his own art work. Western, wildlife and equestrian are themes that prevail in his sculptures. However, subject matter is secondary to his main interest, which is to focus on strong sculptural elements. Muir’s pieces exude emotion through subject matter and interest to the eye by use of composition, movement and texture. Jack’s sculptures can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and are available in fine art galleries across the country, including The Clarke Gallery.