About Rik Sargent

Frederik (Rik) Sargent
Born:  1951  Denver, Colorado
Education:  San Francisco Art Institute
Rocky Mountain School of Art/Mentorship

Rik Sargent left the university environment in 1972 to move home to Colorado and study with the local masters that were creating the realist art known as Western Art.  Here the opportunity to study anatomy and form in foundries and private studios gave Rik the academic background no university of the ‘70’s could offer.

During this period of study, Rik owned a successful landscaping company.  This relationship between his interest in the design of open space and the design of sculpture formed a unique talent for creating sculpture that relates to its environment.  Great sculpture can be attractive anywhere but placed in the correct environment it becomes complete.  Successful public art must combine these two elements equally; first a graceful sculptural form and second a reason and harmony to the environment in which it is placed.

Sculpting instructor                                                    1989 – Present
Private studio
South Suburban Goodson Center
Art Students League of Denver

Host & Producer for Language of Rivers                 2013
Digital radio show  www.languageofrivers.com

National Sculpture Society                                         2012
Brookgreen Gardens SC – Peoples Choice Award

Cultural Arts Council                                                 2003 – 2006
City of Greenwood Village CO

Fine Arts Council                                                       1999 – 2003
South Suburban Parks & Recreation

Guest speaker                                                             1995
Colorado Parks and Recreation Annual Conference
Topic:  Our Parks as Art – Art in Public Places

Board of Directors                                                     1993 – 1994
Arapahoe County Cultural Council

Board of Directors                                                     1985 – 1993
Northwoodside Wilderness Area

Artist in Residence                                                     1984
International Federation of Fly Fishers,
West Yellowstone MT

Board of Directors                                                     1981 – 1984
Foothills Art Center, Golden CO