Kelsey, T.D.


American Contemporary

T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. He rodeoed for many years in rough stock events and team roping. Following that T.D. trained and showed cutting horses for several years. He worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he resigned to devote full time to his art.

More detailed views of T.D. Kelsey’s Bronzes

Detailed views of Bronzes:

Baby Fat
Pair of Kings

Kelsey’s work is found in private and public collections worldwide. He is a member emeritus of the Cowboy Artists of America, and fellow member of the National Sculpture Society. He was honored with a rendezvous show at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum where he has work on permanent display, and a one man show at the 21 Club in New York. T.D. also has sculptures on permanent display at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum, the C.M. Russell Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art in Owensboro KY, and the Old Town Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma.

He also received the honor of having one of his sculptures chosen by the National Sculpture Society for the “Masterworks of American Sculpture 1875-1999” show, hosted by the Fleischer Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Several monumental pieces have been placed; these include works for both private companies and public facilities such as museums and zoos.

Major Collections
Allen & Company Inc.
Briscoe Museum
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
CM Russell
Colorado Historical Center
Entrepreneur America – Robert Ryan
Gates Rubber Company
International Hotels, Inc.
Jackson Bank
Joseph B. Fay & Company
King Ranch, TX
Kriendler Gallery of Western Art – Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Lambshead Ranch, TX
Park Springs Ranch, Anton Chico NM
Pittsfield Products
Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions Museum
Texas Information Center
Texas Instruments
Thomas Gilcrease Museum
Mahlon B. Wallace III

Monumental Works
1985: Texas Gold, Texas Longhorn Breeder’s Association
1989: Briargate Mustangs, Joint Ventures
1991: Royal Challenge, Cabela’s
1992: The Plainsman, Denver Buffalo Company
1994: Change of Seasons, National Museum of Wildlife Art
1996: Swamp Donkey, National Museum of Wildlife Art
1997: Testing The Air, Tom and Meridith Brokaw
1999: Daga Boys, Saint Louis Zoo
2001: Buffalo Jump, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
2002: On The Wind, Texas Information Center
2005: Touchin’ The Sun, CAA Show
2006: EXT, Tom Siebel
2010: Changin’ Camp, Saint Louis Zoo
2010: Three Little Pigs, Saint Louis Zoo
2010: Hitchhikers, Saint Louis Zoo
2011: Royalty, Mahlon B. Wallace III
2011: Line in the Sand R., Bob Fay Jr.
2011: Line in the Sand L., Bob Fay Jr.
2012: Commotion, Elk City, OK
2012: High Plains Pair, Owensboro Museum
2013: Orgulloso, Red Lodge Angus Ranch, Red Lodge MT

African Professional Hunters Association
Allen & Company Inc.
American Express
Bonnet Plume Outfitters, Calling Lake Alberta
Briscoe Museum
Tom and Meredith Brokaw
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Cabela’s Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
Denver National Western Stock Show, Denver CO
Federation Equestre Internationale, Lausanne Switzerland
Joint Ventures
Joseph B. Fay Company
Mahlon B. Wallace III
Mountains and Plains Texas Longhorn Breeders Association
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole WY
National Cutting Horse Association
Owensboro Museum, Oklahoma
Park Springs Ranch, Anton Chico NM
Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions, Colorado Springs CO
Red Lodge Angus Ranch, Red Lodge MT
Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis MO
Sheridan Farmer’s Market (formerly Grinnell Plaza), Sheridan WY
State of Wyoming Museum, Douglas WY
Texas Information Center, Abilene TX
Thomas Gilcrease Institute, Tulsa OK

American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington KY
American Art Invitational, Denver CO
American Quarter Horse Museum, Amarillo TX
Art on the Avenues, Wenatchee WA
Art on the Llano Estacado, Lubbock TX
Artist in Residence: TD Kelsey, Ennis MT
Autry Museum, Los Angeles CA
Best of TD Kelsey, Sheridan WY
Bradford Britton Museum, Big Horn WY
Briscoe Museum, San AntonioTX
Buffalo Bill Cody Museum Show, Cody WY
CM Russell Auction, Great Falls MT
Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Denver CO
Coors Show, Denver CO
Cowboy Artists of America, Phoenix AZ
Custer County Museum, Miles City MT
Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art, Murrells Inlet SC
Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, San Diego CA
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa OK
Golden Spur Awards, Lubbock TX
John Cullman Conservation Project, New York NY
Kansas State University Veterinary Science, Manhattan KS
Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, Hobbs NM
Masterworks of American Sculpture – Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale AZ
Mountain Oyster Club, Tuscon AZ
National Cutting Horse Futurity, Fort Worth TX
National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson Hole WY
Northern International Livestock Exposition, Billings MT
Northwest Rendevous Group, Helena MT
Peppertree Calabasas, Santa Barbara CA
Phippen Museum, Prescott AZ
Prix de West, Oklahoma City OK
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Denver CO
Rotary Show, Littleton CO
Safari Club international, Reno NV
Sangre De Christo Arts Center, Pueblo CO
Sculpture In The Park, Loveland CO
Sid’s Faves, Bozeman MT
Sun Valley Center For The Arts & Humanities, Sun Valley ID
Thomas Gilcrease Institute, Tulsa OK
Western Heritage Art Fair, Littleton CO