Native Floridian W. Stanley “Sandy” Proctor has a national reputation as a professional sculptor of the highest caliber. In recent years, he has been the Featured Master Sculptor at the Easton Waterfowl Festival in Maryland; at the Southeastern Art Exposition in South Carolina; and at the Wildlife Arts Festival in Georgia.
In the past several years, Proctor has installed numerous public and private commissioned monumental bronzes, including works at the Florida Governor’s Mansion Children’s Park; the National Jewish Center Hospital in Colorado; Boyds Bears Collection Inc.; Hackensack University Medical Center; the Living Desert Museum in California; Fairhope High School in Alabama; the Arts Foundation of Farmers Branch in Texas; Maymount Gardens in Virginia; Hillside Galleria in Arizona; the University of South Alabama, and two public libraries. Other significant pieces are located at the corporate headquarters of Bank of America; the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wisconsin; the Polk Museum of Art in Florida; and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. In 1995, the Governor of Florida presented the President of the United States with a gift of Proctor’s work entitled Bandanna, which was placed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
Proctor is equally comfortable modeling animals or people in any size, and he has completed many public and private commissions. He recently installed a six-person life-size monument for the Florida Sheriffs Fallen Officer Memorial; a five-person monument for the University of South Alabama; a six-person Tug-of-War for Raymond James Financial Art Collection; a three-person monument for the Florida State Highway Patrol Memorial and a two-person monument honoring the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch. Proctor is currently finishing three 10 foot tall figures celebrating integration at Florida State University. In addition to his commissioned pieces, Proctor regularly participates in regional and national exhibitions, including the Sculpture Invitational in Loveland, Colorado.
Prior to concentrating in bronze sculpture, Proctor was an accomplished painter and stone carver whose works have been displayed at the British Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, and other museums of national and international recognition. Many art collectors value his figurative and commissioned works as among the finest examples of life-size sculpture available today.