Harold "H" Holden
Harold Holden, or "H" as
he is known by many, was born in Enid, Oklahoma. After
graduating from Enid High School, "H" attended
Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Texas
Academy of Art in Houston. "H" is an accomplished
painter and sculptor with major works throughout the world,
including the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Whitney Gallery
of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Dunnegan Gallery
of Art, University of Oklahoma, and others.
"H" received a commission from the U.S. Postal
Service for art work for the 1993 Cherokee Strip Commemorative
Postage Stamp, of which 92,000,000 stamps were issued on
April 17, 1993. His public monuments include: "Boomer," Enid,
Oklahoma; "The Rancher,"
Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock, Texas; "Crossing
Altus, Oklahoma; "Holding the Claim;" Enid, Oklahoma; "Keeper
of the Plains," Enid, Oklahoma; "Vision Seekers," Altus,
Oklahoma and Enid, Oklahoma; "Corporal Noah V. Ness," Ness
City, Kansas; and "Headin' to Market," Stockyards
City Main Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Harold Holden's studio is near
Kremlin, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife Edna Mae.
His son Tim is a graphic artist, and daughter Shannon is
an elementary school teacher.