About the Artist
Chris Schiller ( artist - conservationist - sportsman) tells his story through sculpting -- as a witness to life using raw elements of clay or pigment pushed by simple wooden tools. He feels it is his obligation to attempt to truthfully replicate forms of nature. He began sculpting at 18, has studied in Austria, Italy at the Florence Academy of art as well as The Atelier in Minnesota. Winner of numerous national and international awards, his works have been display many places and are particularly popular throughout the western US.
As well as being a talented sculptor of local wildlife in the Midwest and the Rockies, C. W. (Chris) Schiller is also an avid hunter and wildlife specialist. Northeastern Colorado is where he calls home, where the waterfowl are plentiful and the air is clear and fresh.
Christopher William Schiller was born in Colorado on November 5, 1976. During his youth his artistic abilities were immediately recognized and rewarded by winning numerous awards for excellence. In his late high school years, he began to seriously study art and this quickly launched him into a life long pursuit of creation.
His initial studies began as he worked part time in a bronze casting foundry. It was there that he learned every technical aspect of the bronze business, from casting to marketing. After high school, he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to study the wildlife up close and browse the abundant galleries. Shortly thereafter, his self-promoted studies lead him to Europe where he was accepted to the prestigious Austrian University, returning years later to study classical realism in Florence Italy at the Florence Academy of Art.
Currently he is living on his ranch in Northeastern Colorado. His studies of art continues, and always will be a constant part of his life. His studies of classical realism continues, and will be a constant part of his life.