Terry Murphy was a fourth generation Montanan, born and raised in the Helena Valley of Montana in 1952. He is self-taught, studying the masters of sculpture from the past to the present. He was inspired to start sculpturing in 1971 and devotes his full time to the art of sculpture, specializing in North American Indian works, western themes, wildlife and sporting art, as well as contemporary subject matter. Mr. Murphy's pieces are currently held in many major collections, both private and public, including the University of Montana & The CM Russell Museum. This is another unique piece by artist Terry J Murphy. The method used to create these statues is called the lost wax method because hardly anyone does it anymore hence being #16 of only 75 made. This piece was actually sculpted in wax by hand before being cast in silver so it is truly hand made. Many of Terry Murphy's sculptures are priced in the thousands and very few are available at the price we have here, in fact, This particular one available anywhere online so we can truly say this is a very rare piece of art. This beautiful sculpture sculpted with 313 ounces of silver on a bronze base of wolves running free - #16 of 75 made in 1986 by artist Terry J Murphy.