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Artist known for Native sculptures dies in Arizona

PHOENIX — Dave McGary, an artist who was known for bringing a sense of
realism to his bronze sculptures of Native Americans and life in the West, has
died. He was 55.

Molly McGary, his wife, said Wednesday that he passed away last Friday at the
couple’s home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., after battling a rare form of kidney

McGary, who had galleries in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ruidoso, N.M., was lauded
for portraying Native American figures in authentic indigenous clothing. While
he had his work shown around the country and abroad, much of it was showcased in
New Mexico, including life-sized sculpture of a Native American warrior at the
State Capitol.

Molly McGary says her husband kept his illness private.

He is also survived by their 16-year-old daughter.

Funeral services are pending.


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