"Born in Rome, [Clemente] Spampinato had an excellent education in the art academies of his native city. From the 1930s to the 1950s, he worked primarily on sculptures of sporting figures...In each sport, the figure is suspended in motion at a critical moment. Spampinato states that his aim in sculpture is 'to reduce to its simple essentials the meaning of movement.'"
"Spampinato settled permanently in the United States in 1946. Since the 1950s he has been interested in rodeo sculpture, especially in portraying the perils of bronc riding. He has also created some models of Indian life of the past. His strongest sculptures are his simplest compositions, showing a figure in motion or the interaction of horse and rider." (P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1973, pp. 291, 294)