Columbus NE US
A native of Schulyer, Nebraska, Fred Hoppe has created hundreds of bronze sculptures over the decades, including a 17 foot tall life-size mammoth that stands in front of the University of Nebraska’s Morrill Hall. Fred Hoppe has also created the World's largest wildlife sculpture of three mule deer that are located in front of Cabela’s store in Kansas City.
Fred Hoppe is also known for his creation of historical sculptures that range from past presidents to depictions of famous scenes in U.S. military history. His most prominent project involved the design and construction of the Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, Missouri. Featuring a full-sized depiction of 50 D-Day soldiers storming a Normandy beach, the museum includes the names of a half million U.S. soldiers killed in action on its walls and numerous military history-related exhibits. The memorial has made a major positive impact on Branson’s economy over the years, and has brought more than 1,000 military reunions and a million visitors to the area.