B I O G R A P H Y

Self-taught, instinctual, Bruce Little sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded for most of his life. His technique captures the essential movement and attitudes of his subjects.

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Born in South Africa, Bruce developed an early passion for the African wilderness through his childhood spent in the bushveld. He became a conservationist and professional game ranger, working at the famous private game reserves of Londolozi and Singita in the South African bushveld. For the following ten years he lived on a private conservation project in the Eastern Cape where he restored Hopewell, a former beef and sheep ranch, to its original wilderness state. This included the reintroduction of indigenous wildlife to the reserve. The twenty years spent in the wilderness has given Bruce invaluable insight into his subjects he holds so dear.

Bruce little Bronze Wildlife Sculpture Sculptur Mold mould Cheetah kudu warthog conservation south africa southern Africa reserve studio self-taught art Grahamstown London Stellenbosch Gallery Patina Monumental lion Longleat Leonardo diCaprio Dawn patrol Artist Exhibition Artwork Eagle Hippo Buffalo Frog Leopard Baboon Elephant Rhino Rhinoceros Owl Tree Tree stump Spiritual enlightenment Hope Online Chomp Cliffhanger Cliff Climbing Concealed Down to earth Drinking Mobeni Waterhole Cape Animal Dangerous Marque Fabled Video Life sized Sculpting Photography Documentary Documenting Camera Running Amazing Beauty Portray Commission Ranger Archive Attitude Rubbing on tree Caracal Bust Guinea fowl Hunt Hunting Prey Predator Stalk Stalking Game Impala Cormorant Mammal Bird Feathers Wildcat Big cat Calf Big five Bull cow fish hawk raptor branch hippopotamus horse trotting canter gallop Labrador Pheasant Rock Lioness Cub Bee-eater Granite Twig Flock Wood Running Giraffe Carcass Family Wild dog Youth Youthful Exhuberance Mall galleries Contemporary Figurative Wilderness Beautiful Beautifully Figure Collection Animalian Spirit Life Drawing Sculpting En plein aire Instinctual Sculpts Subjects Champagne Celebratory Africa Conservationist Londolozi Singita Bushveld Prairie Eastern Cape Hopewell Ranch Veld Indigenous Farm Rehabilitation Rehabilitate rehabilitating rehabilitator preservation preserve anatomical anatomy movement observing observe behavior behaviour spirit casting cast smelt safari earth ceawlin thynn Viscount Weymouth United Kingdom Bubbly Larger than life Gala Foundation St Tropez Saint Tropez July September October 1 million USD United States Dollar Miniature Internationally Marquette Limited Private exclusive 11 years eleven years funds biography methods work working bush landscape portfolio oevre comprehensive inspiration empathy appreciation environment valuable relationship up close bonding bond brother work space scaffold ladder weld join joint clay modelling instinctive organic medium armature traditional shaping tools musculature texture surface animal skin form replica living outback latex mother mold foundry lost wax method measured process 2017 Mall Galleries 2016 Aynhoe Park 2016 Birdlife South Africa 2015 Mall Galleries 2013 Cork Street 2011 Cork Street 2009 Cork Street 2007 Cork Street 2005 Cork Street 2003 Johannesburg Biggest

For the past 19 years Bruce has worked on sculpting his subjects by focusing less on strict anatomical correctness but more on capturing the deeper meaning of the animals he observes. Bruce says “it is natural for every artist to grow and evolve in one’s artistic journey” and as a result he has started sculpting a series of pieces with a contemporary aspect, which he feels portrays the animals in a different light but still encompasses the essence of the animals surroundings, spirit and behaviour. In addition, Bruce has added a human element to his works where he attempts to portray a deep indelible bond that we as humans have with the earth and nature.

Bruce’s latest undertaking has been that of a monumental size lion sculpture which is a commission piece from Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth of the Longleat family estate, who Bruce met during one of his trips to the UK. The piece has been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Longleat Safari Park, the first of its kind in the UK. Though he has previously sculpted numerous life size and larger than life size pieces, this monumental lion is, to date, his biggest sculpture yet.

Off the back of the enormous success of the Longleat venture, Bruce was invited to have the monumental lion auctioned off at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala event in St Tropez. The event was held in July 2016 where the piece achieved an auction bid of USD1 Million. The funds raised were donated by Bruce to the Foundation which focuses on various environmental projects. Bruce, whose sculptures range from miniatures to life size and larger, has exhibited internationally for the last 11 years with his bronzes in collections on all five continents as limited editions and private commissions.

Bruce is now a full time sculptor living in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.