My hope is that I can continue to grow with each painting or bronze sculpture I finish, and I thank God for the abilities He has given me.

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Robert Ten Cate


About the Artist

A Bronze Sculpture Artist

Robert Ten Cate dedicated his career to the appreciation of art.  He grew up in the southwestern Minnesota community of Edgerton.  At an early age he developed an interest in art and an awareness of the beauty of nature.  His interest in art led him to Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he majored in design, technical illustration, professional photography, and advertising.

Upon completion of college and military service he started Ten Cate Advertising, Inc, which is a full service advertising agency with national accounts.  

His work has been published internationally and won numerous awards.

His interest in nature and wildlife continues.  Through business and vacation travel, he has sketched and photographed many wildlife areas, from the Arctic Circle to Australia.

Robert's awareness to habitat, detail,color, composition, and the natural beauty of God's creation are very evident in his paintings, sculpture, and various other artistic expressions.

He presently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Tucson, Arizona.  



South Dakota Advertising Federation

Creative Legacy Award

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Blue Ribbon Award for Bronze Sculpture

won for "Dakota Queen" Sculpture

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Robert's Works have been displayed internationally

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