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James Muir

Letter From Home, Bronze, 17 3/4" diameter ©

Southern Steel I
Bronze, 7 1/2"

Bugle Notes
Bronze, 10 1/4"

Little Major
Bronze, 9 1/2"

Little Reb
Bronze, 9 1/2"

Carried to Safety, Bronze, 15" x 17" x 4 1/2" ©


James Muir was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His experience as a West Point cadet underscored his early interest in history and the military. Now living in Arizona, Muir specializes in Cavalry subjects of the American Frontier and the Civil War.

Muir's meticulous attention to detail and his "insightful grasp of the human experience" have earned the acclaim of collectors around the country. He has been inducted into the Society of American Historical Artists. Muir's work is housed in the , the , and the Atlanta Historical Society as well as several pieces in the Pearce Western Art Collection at Navarro College. His work can also be found at St. Louis University, City of Loveland Park, Southern California Christian College, Paul Harvey News Broadcasting Headquarters as well as many prominent private collections.

In 2001, Muir agreed to sculpt a life-size version of his bronze, Letter From Home for the Pearce Western Art Collection: "During a lull in the battle, this young Confederate soldier, with Boyle, Gamble and MacFee sabre bayonet fixed on his 'Mississippi'rifle ready for the next charge, takes a few precious moments--possibly his last--to read for perhaps the hundredth time the 'Letter from Home.' Letter From Home is installed in the rotunda of Pearce Western Art Museum. Information about this work in progress is available from .








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