“If Mark Twain had carved instead of written books,
they would probably look like this.”

— Texas Monthly
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Santa Fe, NM August 15th – Sept 12th Unique among art galleries, Nedra Matteucci Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is recognized around the world for its collection of historic historic and contemporary. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent the depth and diversity of modern western art are a major part of the comprehensive collection of artists the gallery exhibits. This show will be featuring a selection of these artists, including Gene’s, along with other renowned sculptors, Glenna Goodacre, Doug Hyde and Michael Naranjo. There will be an artists reception from 2pm-4pm on Saturday August 15th. This is a great opportunity to meet Gene and view tremendous works from artists of the American West and masters of impressionism and modernism. For more information […]


From American Cowboy Magazine – Nov/Dec 2005 Keeping in Caricature. Popular western artist Gene Zesch could be described as a “cowboy caricature carver,” but he is more than that. And his work is more than a mere caricature. As with Norman Rockwell’s stylized nostalgia and Charley Russell’s “painted stories,” Zesch’s artistic carvings tell stories. Texas Gene Zesch (rhymes with “mesh”) is a Texas A&M educated fourth generation rancher turned carver. He sketches in clay to get the piece in his mind and then begins carving in wood. Casts are make of his work and translated into polychrome bronze, which he paints for limited editions. Some are photographed for posters or greeting cards. While Russell’s bronc wrecks are bigger than life, […]

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