“Some people in the art business have refused to acknowledge that there is a place for humor in in fine art. Several artists have proved them wrong. The ability to evoke a smile through humor is a God given gift. Add a talent for fine art, and you have a very special combination. Charlie Russell had it,so does… Gene Zesch.”
-Vicki Stavlig- Art of the West

Welcome to GeneZesch.com

Official Online Gallery for Gene Zesch

definitive sculptor of Texas ranch life


Museum of Western Art

Gene will have his fifth one-man museum show beginning June 19, 2020.  The Museum’s permanent collection is a testament to western artists working from the mid 20th Century to today.  It will be entitled, “Looks Like We’ll Just Have to tighten Our Belts Again”.

Western Art of the Twenty-First Century Cowboys

Gene is proud to be one of the forty living contemporary artists to be selected. Seth Hopkins, director of the Booth Museum, wrote: “I think the artists herein are the best.”

The museum is home to the largest collection of contemporary Western art in the world. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute.

National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum

In 2005 he had the best attended show in the 50 year history of the museum. Director Mike Leslie said, “We were expecting a good crowd, but were overwhelmed by the number of people and their reactions.” Leslie said the show was a hit until it ended four months later.

Institute of Texan Cultures


In 1988, he had the best attended one-man show in their history. Director Al Lownman wrote, “It’s never been remotely duplicated in my twenty years here, and I doubt that it will be in my time remaining here.”

Limited Edition Bronzes

Original Hand-Carved Woods