BRUCE LITTLE

Bruce Little sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded for most of his life.
Born at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg mountains in South Africa, Bruce developed an early passion for the African wilderness. He became a conservationist and professional game ranger, working at the famous private game reserves of Londolozi and Singita in the South African bushveld.

Self taught, instinctual, he sculpts by feel to produce an impression of the animal’s character, rather than an anatomically perfect replica. The resulting bronzes are produced in limited editions which have already gained international recognition.

Bruce’s personal credo is also his personal crusade: “It is our responsibility to do whatever we can to conserve the world’s diminishing natural resources.” And thus he has lived on a private conservation project in the Eastern Cape for the last 10 years, where he restored Hopewell, a former beef and sheep ranch to its original wilderness, which includes the reintroduction of indigenous wildlife.

Bruce’s work has been sold to collectors on all five continents. The Gallery in Cork Street in London played host to Bruce’s first international exhibition in March 2004, followed by others in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Although his exhibitions have been focused on the UK and South Africa, he is expanding his efforts to other countries including the USA in early 2012. Bruce has received numerous commissions ranging from the smallest of creatures to Africa’s giants.

Bruce Little lives in the Eastern Cape, with his wife Cate and their young children, Caitlin, Liam and Erin.

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