Dave McGary (1958-2013) was a contemporary American West Realist artist known for his sculptures and monuments of Native American Indians. Born in Cody, Wyoming, he was awarded a grant to study anatomy and the bronze-making process with master craftsmen in Italy. He returned to America in 1978 and spent the next three years working at a bronze factory, where he developed his own style and techniques. In 1981, he opened his own foundry and finishing facility in New Mexico.By 1982, his bronze work began receiving national recognition at art competitions. His sculptures are in permanent collections at the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall, the Smithsonian Museum, and the White House collection in Washington, D.C.