jose miguel franco de sousa

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

Being around animals throughout his life, they have become the foundation of his work. His devotion to precision and details stems from his knowledge of the animals’ anatomy, which makes his work very realistic. He always tries to transmit the feeling of movement and features as close to reality as possible.

Being a hunter he is well familiar with guns and all the artifacts used in this sport, as well as the way dogs are used in the different forms of hunting. Being a passionate horseback rider, he also knows everything about the animal, the different saddles and bridles to be used, and the horse’s numerous movements such as walking, trotting, galloping or jumping.

When it comes to human figures, he puts a strong emphasis on capturing and transmitting the feeling of the expressions.

Sculptures by jose miguel franco de sousa



Born in 1949, in Alentejo, at the heart of the Portuguese countryside, spending most of his childhood on a farm and in permanent contact with farm animals, he soon learned everything about them. Son and grandson of farmers and amateur artists, he intended to follow their art early on by starting to draw and paint scenes he would see on a daily basis.
Living in the country as a farmer, it’s easy to start loving riding and hunting, thereby learning more about animals which has been very useful when drawing or painting them. After some years he became a show jumping rider and was part of a Portuguese taking part in a three day event.
Painter, and as of 1995 sculptor, his art was mostly based on the representation of animals. Only later, especially when adding sculptures to his repertoire, did he start to represent human figures which are prominent in his recent work.
He expanded into sculpturing in 1995 through a Spanish sculptor who invited him to try sculpturing. The success was such that as of today there are around one and a half thousand of his pieces all over the world. He has his sculptures in, Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Liechtenstein, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Israel.

Public Works

Public Monuments
Monument to the portuguese forcado, in Vila Franca, 2005.
A low relief representing Lord Byron in Sintra, 2013.

Public Acquisitions
Sculptures in private collections such as: HH The king of Spain HH Dª Pillar de Bourbon, the King’s sister The Portuguese Republican Guard Brian Deverlly, the Irish Coursing Club president, acquired at the auction of Waterloo Cup 2005 A sculpture of the unfortunately [disappeared]? Spanish bull fighter, Julio Robles, and several more.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Classical Style Sculptures and statues Horse and Rider/Jockey Sculpture/Equestrian Sculptures Human and Animal sculptures Champions sculptures statues statuettes figurines Golf sculptures Human Figurative Sculptures Sculptures of Sport in General Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures Historical Character statues/sculptures Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Nudes, Female Sculptures Semi Nude / Naked Girls Females Women sculptures Sensual sculptures or statues Biblical Character or Thing sculpture Statues Statuettes Christian Church Sculptures, Carvings Bas Reliefs Stained Glass and Statues Crucifiction Christian Cross Alter Piece sculpture Statues carvings Statues statuettes sculpture depicting the crucfiction Male Men Youths Masculine statues sculptures statuettes figurines Peace sculptures or statues or statuettes Religious Sculpture Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes Birds of Prey Raptors Hawks Eagles Falcons Owls Sculptures Field Sports, Game Animals Sculptures Horse Sculpture/ Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess Small bird sculptures Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives Polo Pony and Pony sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine / ornament Portraits Commissions Memorials Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures Birds in Flight, Birds Flying Sculptures or Statues Game Birds including Pheasant Capercaillie Partridge Black Cock Ptarmigan Grouse Sculpture Wild Bird Sculptures Men and Women at Work and going to work .Comuting Sculptures Statues Stylized People Sculptures Arab and Warm Blood Horse sculpture Statues stauettes Busts and Heads Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines Horses Heavy / Working Shire, Plough, Dray, Barge, Horses Sculptures Statues statuettes commissions


This artists work is found in the following tags on site:
bronze Golfer Putting statue bronze Period Golf statues bronze Period Golfer sculpture bronze Putter Figurine bronze Tom Morris golf statues Metal Putting Player statue small bronze Golfer Playing Tom Morris Golf sculptures Vintage Golfer sculpture bronze nude female Yard statue Bronze Nude statue bronze Seated Nude statue bronze Sitting Nude Girl statue bronze Sitting Nude sculpture Little bronze Nude Woman statue Metal Nude Garden statues Seated Naked female statue Sitting Nude Girl sculpture Bronze Little Crucifixion sculpture Bronze Little Crucifixion statue Bronze Small Crucifixion sculpture Bronze Small Crucifixion statue Jesus on Cross sculpture Jesus on Cross statue Little Metal Crucifixion sculpture Little Metal Crucifixion statues Horse Rider & Falcon sculptures Horse Rider & Falcon statues Little bronze Horse man statue Little bronze Mounted Falconry sculpture Mounted Arabian Falcon sculpture Mounted Arabian Falconry statues small bronze Horse man & Falcon statues bronze Polo Game sculptures bronze Polo Game statues bronze Polo Match Prize bronze Polo Match Prize statues bronze Polo Players statues bronze Polo Ponies sculptures bronze Polo statuette Art two bronze Polo Players sculptures bronze Flying Game Birds sculptures bronze Flying Partridges sculptures bronze Flying Partridges statuettes bronze life size Partridge sculptures bronze life size Partridge statues bronze Pair Partridges sculptures bronze Pair Partridges statue bronze Grape Picker statues bronze sculpture Grape Harvester statues Grape Worker statue Half life Size Grape Picker sculpture Half Size Grape Picker statues Indoor bronze Grape Picker sculptures Man Basket statuettes Metal Grape Worker sculpture Bronze Horse Head sculpture Bronze Horse Head statue bronze Horse Portrait statuette bronze Horse statue Little Arab Horse bust sculpture Little Arab Horse bust statues Little Metal Horse bust sculpture Metal Horse Head statue small Horse bust statue bronze Horse Art bronze Horse Driving sculptures Galloping Carriage Horse Horse Racing Driving statuettes Horses bronze Indoor sculptures Pair of Horses and racing Carriage Racing Carriage and Pair sculptures sculptures Sporting Horse Driving statues bronze Equestrian bronze Show Jumping sculptures bronze Show Jumping statues bronze Show Jumping Trophy Horse Jumping bronze sculptures Horse Jumping bronze statue Metal Show Jumping statuettes Metal Show Jumping Trophy Show Jumping Trophy sculptures