Rip & Alison Caswell

Rip & Alison Caswell

Rip Caswell is recognized as one of America’s major names in bronze sculpture. Husband-and-wife team Rip and Alison unite their talents in the creation of their work, through Caswell Sculptures. Their sculptures that can be found in public spaces, commercial developments and private collections in all 50 States as well as abroad. Passionate about conservation, they use their artwork as a way to support organizations dedicated to supporting veterinary programs and organizations that protect wild habitats. 

Rip & Alison have the honor of being official partners of National Geographic. Working together they hope to make a difference by inspiring people to protect species through falling in love with the animals they capture in bronze. Not everyone can go on a safari, but they can experience the personality, emotions and spirit of animals up close through the Caswell's sculpture.

Their ability to capture emotion and tell stories through sculpture invites the viewer on a journey into the wild. For the Caswells, nature is a source for living, breathing reference material and a sanctuary to renew and foster inspiration. They hope that through their art, they can share the deep appreciation for the animals they love, and that the eyes of their sculptures may serve as a window into their life, spirit and personality of the subjects they cast in bronze. Their mission through artwork is to revitalize the bond between man, animal and our wild environment that surrounds us.

Artist Statement: “To create our bronze sculptures we use the ancient Lost Wax method used by artists for over 6,000 years. We savor the total freedom of creating with clay – with it we form the heart and soul of our subjects. When they are finished in bronze form, people can touch one of our sculptures and know what we felt when we created it.”


Select Awards 

2016 United States Naval Order, Honorary Member 

2014 Audobon Society, Featured Artist Recognition 

2008 High Desert Museum, Artist Awarded Permanent Display 

1991 National Taxidermists Association Annual Competition “Best of Show”

Academic Exhibitions 

2018 Charlie Russell Museum Featured Artist at Arlington Club, Portland, OR 

2017 Arlington Club Feature Show, Portland, OR 

2017 University Club of Portland Show, Portland, OR 

2014 Multnomah Athletic Club Show, Portland, OR 

2012 University of Oregon Founders Club Show, Eugene, OR 

2007 Mayhilll Museum Featured Artist, Maryhill, OR 

Monuments & Commissions

2017 Lionesses Women Veterans Memorial, Springfield, OR 

2016 The Oregon Duck University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 

2016 Sparty Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

2016 Bill Walton Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA 

2013 Admiral Nimitz Pearl Harbor, HI 

2012 Tualatin Geese City Entryway Tualatin, OR 

2008 Governor Tom McCall Riverfront Park, Salem, OR 

2008 James DePriest Arlene Schnitzer Concet Hall, Portland, OR 

2005 Rainbow Splendor City of Troutdale, Troutdale, OR 

2005 Guardian Spirit Eagle’s Landing, Clackamas, OR 

2003-'05 Wetland WondersTemple GuardianShe Who Watches Park Plaza Towers, Vancouver, WA 

2000 New Beginnings & Noble Presence High Desert Museum, Bend, OR 

1999 Noble Presence Loveland Arts Council, Loveland, CO 

1999 The Battle Antler’s Resort, Vail, CO 

1998 Exalted Ruler Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 

1995 Martha Jane Sands Spirit Mountain Casino, McMinnville, OR 

Select Press

ESPN “Neil Everett’s Top 10” January 23, 2016 

KOIN-6 “8-Foot Bronze Statue to be Unveiled” January 21, 2016 

KGW-8 “Bill Walton Statue Unveiled in San Diego” May 15, 2016 

KUSI TV “Good morning San Diego” May 14, 2016 

FOX-47 “New Sparty Statue at MSU, East Lansing” October 13, 2016 

KATU-2 “Pearl Harbor Sculpture” December 20, 2012 


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