Benjamin Matthew Victor

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Benjamin Matthew Victor (1979-) grew up in Bakersfield. After high school,, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He also attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, studying art and sculpture.

Victor was only 26 years old when his first statue, Sarah Winnemucca, was dedicated in the National Statuary Hall in 2005, making him the youngest artist to ever be represented in the Hall.

In 2014, his sculpture of Norman Borlaug, “the father of the Green Revolution,” was also dedicated. In 2019, his statue of Chief Standing Bear was also dedicated, making him the only artist alive to have three sculptures in the Hall.