Edwin Willard Deming (1860 - 1942) was born in Ashland, Ohio. He grew up on the American frontier and became aquatinted with and made friends of Indians at an early age.  In 1883 he went to the Art Students League in New York to study. The following year he traveled to Paris and enrolled in the Academie Julian where he studied painting and sculpture. Deming returned to the United States in 1885 and went to the Far West to be among the Indians and to paint them. He and his bride spent their honeymoon camping among the Navaho, Zuni, and Hopi tribes of the South West.  This inspired his wife to write eleven books on Indian life and lore. Even though Deming spent most of his life in New York City he would return to visit the Indians of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, so much so that he and his entire family were adopted by the Blackfoot Tribe. Most of Deming's bronze sculpture was done between 1905 and 1910 and were cast by the Roman Bronze Works in New York City.

The life of Edwin Deming is documented in the following books:

The Animaliers by James Mackay (1973)
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)
American Sculpture by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1965)
Dictionary of American Sculptors by Glenn Opitz
Masters of American Sculpture by Donald M. Reynolds
Bronzes of the American West by Patricia Broder (1973)

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