4184184181Eric Thorsen
Eric Thorsen Born October 6, 1967
Nationality American, French
Field Sculpture
Medium bronze, wood, clay
”’Eric Thorsen”’ (1967 – present) is an United States American sculptor, best known for his public monuments and works of art in bronze and wood.
People’s Choice 2003, Best Sculpture, C.M. Russell Show C. M. Russell Museum Complex
People’s Choice 2002, Best Sculpture, C.M. Russell Show C. M. Russell Museum Complex
People’s Choice 2001, Best Sculpture, C.M. Russell Show C. M. Russell Museum Complex
People’s Choice 2000, Best Sculpture, C.M. Russell Show C. M. Russell Museum Complex
Award of Excellence 2000, Society of Animal Artists
C.M. Russell Quick Draw Highest Bid 1998
“Tuffy” Berg Award, C.M. Russell Show 1996 C. M. Russell Museum Complex
Best of Show, Premium Show of Fine Art
Carl E. Akeley Award, Best In World winner 1992 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships®;

Society of Animal Artists, Signature member
Allied Artists of America, Associate Member
National Wood Carvers Association
The American Artists Professional League
National Society of Artists, Associate Member
National Sculpture Society, Colleague Member

==Public Monuments==
Nike, Inc. , Cynthia Cooper #14 of Houston Comets
WNBA Player Life-size Bronze Sculpture
NIKE, Beaverton, OR
Norwalk, California, Norwalk City Center, Children and Doves
City Civic Center, Norwalk, CA
Boca Grande Community Center, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, [[Boca Grande, Florida]]
Washington Park Zoo, Sitting Grizzly, Michigan City, Indiana
Cameron Park Zoo – Cameron Park and Zoological and Botanical Sciences. Waco, TX
Lowe’s, Bald Eagles La Quinta, CA
Great Northern Town Center, Multiple Sculptures Helena, MT
Public Library, Grizzly Fountain, Polson MT
Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Sitting Grizzly, Great Falls, MT
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Miami Beach, Florida
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail, Helena, MT

==TV Appearances==
KPAX-TV, TV special 1994 “Under the Big Sky”
WKRP in Cincinnati
City confidential
Movie w/ Kevin Bacon
C Span Cooper opening
Wild Things (1998)Directed by John McNaughton
Interview Montana
Great Falls Interview

==Further Reading==
“Montana Living” Mag., 1998 Winter issue
“Big Sky Journal”, Fly-Fishing issue 1995
“Eric Thorsen”, 2009 montana-artists.com
“Eric Thorsen Gallery & Studio”, 2009, Montana official travel site
“Eric Thorsen Sculpture” 2009 Frommer’s Travel Guide

Blomquist, Kathy.  Fall 1992,  “Eric Thorsen: More Than Promising”, Breakthrough Magazine Issue 30, pp 64-65
Summer 1992 “WTC Medallion Winners”, Breakthrough Magazine, Issue 29
Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Ed) “Artists’ Bluebook”: 34,000 North  American Artists to March 2005, Page# 479
Davenport, Ray “Davenport’s Art Reference”: The Gold Edition, 2256
Southwest Art, “Red Book Price Guide-1997”, Western American Art, Page# 128

==product endorsements==
Paache Airbrush
Wasco Paints
Tohickon Glass Eyes

Sales of Eric’s work has generated millions of dollars in proceeds for the following non-profit organizations and more:
National Ducks Unlimited
Breakthrough Magazine
National Elk Foundation
National Ducks Unlimited, Green Wing Teals
National Wild Turkey federation
National Trout Unlimited
National Pheasants Forever
Stillwater Christian School
Shoshone medical foundation
Benefis Healthcare
Rocky Mountain College
University of Montana Rodeo Team
Hockaday Museum of Art
The Foundation, Salish Kooteniai College
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kalispell Montessori School
Hope Pregnancy Center
Humane Society
Glacier Pilot Club
Glacier National Park
The Glacier Fund
Glacier Institute
Glacier Natural History Association
Glacier National Park Associates
Montana Land reliance
Open Lands
West Yellowstone Discovery Center