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Catalog Number 2000.029.001
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Barton, Austin
Title Attitude Adjustment
Date 1993
Medium bronze
Description Man on horseback wearing sheepskin chaps, a cowboy hat, scarf and cowboy boots with spurs. The horse is trying to buck him off. Horse is rearing up on one leg from the base of the sculpture which appears to be a tree stump surrounded by dirt and rocks. The horse is wearing a saddle and the cowboy has a gun belt.

This old time cowhand hails from the north country. He's outfitted in "woolie" chaps and he's packin' iron. Both cowboy and horse are a bit cocky and this is the moment when they are going to test each other.

Austin Barton was born in Oregon and tried numerous professions before finding art.

This sculpture portrays an old time cowhand from the north country. He is outfitted in "woolie" chaps and he's packin' iron. Both cowboy and horse are a bit cocky and this is the moment when they are going to test each other.

Austin Barton grew up in Joseph, Oregon and worked on farms and ranches from age twelve. In 1944 he joined the Navy and after the war he worked two years in logging camps. After years of trying many different professions, Barton went to the Advertising Art School in Portland, Oregon.
Dimensions H-131 W-82 D-70 inches
Height (in) 131
Width (in) 82
Depth (in) 70
Imagefile 001\2000.029.001.JPG