Holland, Tom

  • Tom Holland presenting a Polo Pony bronze to Prince Charles. | He also presented Prince Charles with a polo pony sculpture when he married Diana, and the late President Regan had one as well.
  • “Polo, 1973” Bronze, Edition: 13/25, 14 x 17 x 7 inches, Signed, Dated & Numbered
  • “Polo, 1973” Bronze, Edition: 13/25, 14 x 17 x 7 inches, Signed, Dated & Numbered
  • “Polo, 1973” Bronze, Edition: 13/25, 14 x 17 x 7 inches, Signed, Dated & Numbered
  • “Robert ‘Hurricane Bob’ Skene” Bronze, 22 x 23 x 10 inches, Signed & Dated 1971
  • “Robert ‘Hurricane Bob’ Skene” Bronze, 22 x 23 x 10 inches, Signed & Dated 1971
  • “Robert ‘Hurricane Bob’ Skene” Bronze, 22 x 23 x 10 inches, Signed & Dated 1971
  • “Robert ‘Hurricane Bob’ Skene” Bronze, 22 x 23 x 10 inches, Signed & Dated 1971

American, (1917-2004)

A third generation Californian, he was born in Alameda, California, and studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Mexico. He was best known as a sculptor and polo player, although at various times in his life he was also a ballet dancer, sailor, boxer and fencer. He worked as a radio actor, then in the early days of television before an extended period as an artist at the Walt Disney company.

As a sculptor, Thomas Holland achieved the greatest recognition for his heroic monument to the Pony Express which stands at the western terminus of the historic route in Sacramento, California. The fifteen-foot-high bronze statue was unveiled on June 4, 1976, in honor of the American Bicentennial.

As a polo player, Thomas Holland was most active during the 1970s and 1980s when he regularly played on several amateur teams in Southern California and Florida. His polo experience is reflected in his many equestrian and sports sculptures, including one that was presented to The Prince of Wales at a match in 1981.

In recent years Thomas Holland had been living in the artist colony of Ajijic, near Guadalajara, Mexico.

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