Bronze Works – From Miniatures to Monuments

Don Begg Studio West Bronze Art Foundry in Cochrane, Alberta

Studio West Bronze Foundry & Gallery was founded in Cochrane in 1970 and has been home to internationally-renowned sculptors and artists.


Studio West’s bronze monuments, more than 100, have been featured on CTV, numerous publications, and enjoyed the world over. To view our artwork and bronze pieces, please call us today to schedule a free tour!


Don Begg

Don Begg first studied bronze casting and sculpture in Alberta and California, followed by specialized training in monumental sculpture in New Jersey and New York. World-renowned for his public monuments and sculptures, Don Begg has been sculpting at Studio West since its founding in 1970. In addition to being popular public art attractions and winning numerous public art commissions and awards, his works can be seen throughout Canada, United States, Germany, and France

Shirley Stephens-Begg

Daughter of Doug Stephens and wife of Don Begg, Shirley Stephens-Begg has worked alongside Don since the studio’s founding in 1970. As a professional sculptor, she has created some of Canada’s most striking and enduring monuments.

Doug Stephens (1918-1972)

Doug Stephens is affectionately known as “Calgary’s original Cowboy Artist,” although his life was short on time, it was not in experience. Doug became the youngest bull rider on the professional circuit. After World War II broke out, he used his brother’s Grade 8 ID to serve his country as a Flying Officer. His veteran’s pension would be used towards studies at Pasadena’s famous Art Centre School of Design, where he received instruction from Norman Rockwell

Doug Stephens Signature


Doug’s works are still in great demand and on display within our gallery. The “D” found within our logo is an artist’s palette, serving to recognize his contributions to the success of our business, our family, and to Canada’s western art world.

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