Jason Scull grew up in a family that farmed and ranched on the fringes of the South Texas brush country. His people were early settlers in Texas who arrived in the mid 1820’s and ranched, raised families, fought wars and carved a place in the American West.
Scull's life with cattle and horses coupled with his respect for the culture of the American West have shaped and continue to inspire the direction of his art. He studied Animal Science at Texas A&M and returned to the family ranch where he remained involved in the operation until 2010. His study of sculpture began in 1987 through the Cowboy Artists of America Museum workshop program. In addition, his education has come in the form of personal study with established artists, most notably Jack Swanson, Mehl Lawson, and Cynthia Rigden.
His sculpture can be found in private, museum, and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and England. He has completed several life-size and larger sculptures including an equestrian sculpture of early Texas Ranger John C. “Jack” Hays located on the Hays County Courthouse lawn in San Marcos, Texas; an equine group of three running horses and a colt for Gaylord Hotels, the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas; a seven foot figure for Commercial Metals Company, Seguin, Texas, Caycee, South Carolina, and Mesa, Arizona. Currently, Jason is completing a life-size mounted Spanish Colonial Vaquero and Longhorn cow and calf for the City of McAllen that will be sited at the McAllen Convention Center.
He was elected into membership in the Cowboy Artists of America in 2011. Jason and his wife Dianne make their home near Kerrville, Texas, an area rich in the history of the Comanche, Texas Rangers, and early trail drivers.
Jason Scull, sculptor - Résumé
Texas A&M University - Animal Science - College Station, Texas, 1976-1978 Southwest Texas State University - Business and Art - San Marcos, Texas, 1980-1986
1987 CA6 sculpture workshop CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas Jack Swanson Workshop The Anatomy of the Horse in Motion CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas William Moyers Workshop CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas
1988 Jack Swanson private study Whiffle Tree Ranch Carmel Valley, California Grant Speed/Herb Mignery CAA Museum Workshop West Yellowstone, Montana
1989 Mehl Lawson Workshop CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas
1990 William Moyers Workshop CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas
1998 Eugene Daub Workshop Scottsdale Artists School Scottsdale, Arizona
2000 Edward Fraughton Workshop National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cynthia Rigden private study Rigden Ranch Kirkland, Arizona
CAA Museum - Workshop Participants Showcase, CAA Museum Kerrville, Texas (1987-1989) Musselman Gallery - Two Man Show-James Butler and Jason Scull San Antonio, Texas (March 1989) Haley Memorial Library - Up and Coming Show, Midland, Texas (1992)
Cowboy Classic Art Show - State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1993-1995) Working Ranch Cowboys Association - World Championship Ranch Rodeo Art Show and Sale, Amarillo, Texas (1996-2006) Phippen Memorial Art Show and Sale -Yavapai County Court House Plaza, Prescott, Arizona (1998, 2007, 2008) Beyond the 98th Meridian, Sedona, Arizona (1999-2001) Nuevo Santander Gallery - Three man show- Bill Mittag, Terry Smith, & Jason Scull McAllen, Texas (May 1999) Trappings of the American West, Flagstaff, Arizona (2002-2008) Mountain Oyster Art Show and Sale - Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, Arizona (2000, 2006-2009) Haley Library Art Show and Sale, Midland, Texas (2004-present) Nuevo Santander Gallery - Three man show - Leo Garza, Noe Perez, & Jason Scull - McAllen, Texas (March 2003) Roundup Western Art Show and Sale - Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas (2005-2008) Sculpture in the Park - Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado (2007) Panhandle Plains Invitational - Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas (2008, 2011-present)
Annual Western Art Show and Sale - Doss Cultural and Heritage Cener, Weatherford, Texas (2013-present)
Art on the Llano Estacado - Texas Tech University Museum of Art, Lubbock, Texas (2014)
Cowboy Artists of America Annual Show and Sale - National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK (2012-present)
1st Place Sculpture - The Classic, Albuquerque, New Mexico Gatherers of the Ladinos 1995 Citation of Merit for Historic Preservation, John C. "Jack" Hays Monument, Texas Historic Foundation 2002 1st Place Sculpture - 34th Phippen Memorial Art Show, Prescott, Arizona Cowtastrophe 2007
Elected member - Cowboy Artists of America 2011 – National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
2013 Western Artist of the Year, Academy of Western Artists, Fort Worth, Texas
Cowboy Artists of America Museum, Kerrville, Texas
Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas
1989-2009 Western Art Academy, Various classes Youth/Adult levels
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, Arizona 2009: Sculpting Animals from Life, Sculpting the Horse and Rider
San Marcos Parks and Recreation, San Marcos, Texas 2009: Sculpting the Human Figure
Rev. M. P. Burton - commissioned by Carol R. Burton, San Marcos, Texas 1989 SMI Steelmaker - Structural Metals, Inc., Seguin, Texas 1991 Passing of an Era - Headliners Club, Austin, Texas 1991
San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc., San Antonio, Texas Learnin' the Ropes - 1996 Helping Hand - 1998 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Hall of Fame Award - 1999 Passing the Reins – 2001
John C. "Jack" Hays - John Coffee Hays Sculpture Committee, San Marcos, Texas 2000-2001 AMHA "A" Award - American Miniature Horse Association, Alvarado, Texas 2002 Racing the Wind - Gaylord Hotels, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas 2003-2004 SAU Mulerider - The Reynolds Center, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Arkansas 2006
CMC Steelmaker - CMC Texas, Seguin, Texas; CMC South Carolina, Caycee, South Carolina, Mesa, Arizona 2006-2007-2013 Vaquero Monument – City of McAllen, McAllen, Texas 2014
Art of the West - South Texas Inspiration, Nov/Dec 1990 Western Horseman, June 1993 Austin American Statesman, January 24, 2000 San Antonio Express News, March 4, 2001 Southwest Art Weighty Matters, Sculpture Portfolio - July 2005 pg 204 A Lifetime Calling - April 2008 pgs 82-85, 144