A fourth-generation Montanan, Sullivan has an intimate knowledge of the Rocky Mountain West. Born in Helena, Montana in 1949, he spent his formative years in western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, where he encountered a wealth of wilderness experiences that would later provide the inspiration for his artwork.
Sullivan began his career as a painter, but turned exclusively to sculpture in 1979. Over the course of his long career, Sullivan has earned the respect and recognition of colleagues and institutions throughout the American West. His commitment to his artistic practice—an understanding of the foundry process and a constant willingness to explore and expand his technique—make his work unique and of consistently high caliber. Sullivan’s understanding of the West, born of his experiences “being there”, have tempered his imagination and contribute to the authenticity one finds embodied in his art.
Tim presently lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife, Kathy. He is an avid fly fisherman, and, when not at work in his studio, he can often be found on one of the area’s rivers or streams.