Fellows, Fred CAA Biography
Fred Fellows works in his studio, transforming a lump of clay with ease into a masterpiece soon to be cast in bronze. With magnificent views of the Empire Ranch in the background, it’s no wonder Fred Fellows reminisces about his boyhood home in Ponca City. His exposure to the ranching way of life and the Native American culture would heavily influence his work over the ensuing years.
Fred Fellows' love of and first hand experience living the ranching and cowboy lifestyle no doubt contributed to the acquisition of a membership in the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization. In 1997, Fred Fellows rose to the forefront of the organization and became president for the first time. By 2003, he had presided over the organization twice.
Fred Fellows is one of the few Cowboy Artists of America that has won Gold and Silver medals in both painting and sculpture. Fred Fellow's won the Gold Medal in 1995 for his sculpture “An Honest Days Work” and 1991 for “No Easy Way Out.”
Fred Fellows' paintings and sculpture can be found in some of the country’s finest museum and corporate collections including the Booth Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He has also won the Grumbacher Fine Arts Award and the Painting Institute of America Award.
Today Fred Fellows lives the cowboy lifestyle he so dearly loves on his ranch in Southern Arizona with his wife, nationally acclaimed sculptor Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows.