A.E. Gates

Dedicated December 2015


Gates Mineral Company,
San Antonio, Texas


Life Size


Gates Mineral Company

Commission Objective

The family of A. E. Gates requested that I sculpt a life size standing portrait of Mr. Gates to be placed in the new offices of Gates Mineral Company in San Antonio, TX. During the early 20th century, Mr. Gates was a dedicated cattleman who acquired smaller ranches in the country north of Laredo, TX to create the Espejo Ranch. The ranch has, in recent years, become a productive source of gas and oil.