Vic Riesau has been a professional sculptor/painter for over twenty years. The major body of his work has been of the American West and he is known for his creativity in producing sculpture with great energy and emotional impact. A prolific artist, he has completed commissions for government, corporate and private clients in both traditional and contemporary styles.
Mr. Riesau’s work is in the collections of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California, the Emigrant Museum at the Donner State Park at Truckee, California, and the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard, California. He exhibited as one of the founding artists of the Autry Museum’s “Masters of the American West” for 9 years and serves as a member of their Advisory Committee. He is a Signature Member and serves as a Board Member of the California Art Club. He has won awards in both painting and sculpture at their annual exhibitions.
Included in his commissioned art is a Peace Officer Monument for the County of Sacramento, across from the Capitol, at the location of the “In the Line of Duty” peace officer monument, and a Peace Officer Memorial in Santa Ana, CA.
He created seven commissioned busts for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Honorees included Sylvester “Pat” Weaver of NBC, Dr. Frank Stanton of CBS, Eric Severied -TV commentator, David Wolper – producer, and Howard Cosell – sportscaster.
In March 2001 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Vic’s creation of 16 Hall of Fame Busts at the Pasadena City College Athletic Court of Champions. Some of the former students honored included baseball’s Jackie Robinson, Darryl Evans, Irv Noren, and Olympic runners Mac Robinson, and Charlie Paddock.
Vic received the Fine Art Connoisseur magazine Excellence in Sculpture award at the 2011 California Art Club Gold Medal Show.