Jim Stuckenberg was born in 1943
completely deaf. Even though he has never heard a sound in his life
Jim has never let it stop from accomplishing greatness. Today he
is both an animal lover and world renowned bronze artist. While Jim was
in college at Fresno State University he worked on several
large ranches breaking horses to ride. Jim was also on the
Fresno State college Rodeo Team participating in both bull riding and bronc
riding. In his last year of college he finished 3rd in the West
Coast bull riding standings.
Jim has always loved animals and nature.
And In the early 70's, Jim started racing quarter horses and
thoroughbreds and continues racing to this day.
Jim’s art is collected all over the world. And is he is one of the most
accomplished Western artists of our time. Some of his collectors include:
the late President Ronald Reagan, Terry Bradshaw, Prince Shalman of
Saudi Arabia, Jimmy Rogers (son of Will Rogers), The Hearst Family,
King Ranch, Fess Parker, Wayne Lucas, and Prime Minister of India,
Jim is one of those rare individuals who makes life
more beautiful for those he comes in contact with.
George Batten, a West Coast art critic, said,
"One day Jim Stuckenberg's work will be shown and compared with all the great
artists of yesterday and today. Fact is, it's already happening."
An investment in an original or limited edition Stuckenberg, whether bronze, oil, watercolor, or pen
will be a rewarding and pleasurable experience!
Join Jim Stuckenberg
during Reagan Centennial Week 2011
Ronald Reagan as Governor shown
receiving a painting from Jim Stuckenberg at Hope Ranch, September
In much the same manner that Theodore
“Teddy” Roosevelt was influential in helping establish Frederic
Remington; early in Jim’s career Reagan was influential
in helping Jim both as a friend and collector.
When it came to Jim and “Ronny” they had a lot in common,
Conservative values, horses, and a love for the West. In spite of
Jim’s handicap (deaf from birth); Reagan treated Jim with respect
and dignity. After Reagan became President, Jim produced a highly
sought after bronze of Reagan on horseback. Jim would later do
another personal portrait for Reagan (one of his favorite) which he
and Nancy took with them to the White House. Through the years they spent a lot of time together
riding and discussing art both at the Rancho De Cielo and the
Rancheros Vistadores ridding club in Santa Ynez, CA.