Cheek, C.R.

About Clifton Roy Cheek

Clifton Roy Cheek was born in Kentucky in 1937. He developed an early interest in art and won his first award when he was twelve years old. Because he was keenly interested in the tradition of pioneer and Indian life in the Old West, he moved to the Fort Peck Indian Reserve in Montana. Mr. Cheek honed his artistic skills through hands-on experience, exposure to the Native environment of the Sioux-Assiniboine nation and the rigors of ranching.

His early works consisted of pen and ink drawings, watercolors and oil paintings. In 1978, Mr. Cheek developed a keen interest in sculpting. Included among his sculpting media are clay, wax, wood and polyform. These models form the basis for limited editions figures cast in bronze. Mr. Cheek's bronzes have been awarded both national and international acclaim and rest in the corporate offices and the private homes in England and the Orient as well as the United States.