Deborah Copenhaver Fellows
(1948 - present)
Fellows earned her degree in Fine Arts and paid her way through professional education and independent studies in Italy where she learned the techniques of the European Masters. In the post-Vietnam period, Deborah won competitions to create veteran memorials including the Inland Northwest Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Montana State Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Washington State Korean Memorial. Other monuments include Bing Crosby, Benny Binion, James Irvine, Henry Kaiser, and Boy Scouts of America as well as famous horse portraiture. She was elected to lifetime membership in the National Sculpture Society in 2009. Fellows has long been inspired by pioneer women and ranch figures and has made important statements in bronze sculpture about the unspoken heroes, the women of the West.