Artist Biography

THE ARTIST: Todd Berget

     


Artist Todd Berget lives in Libby, MT and works as a teacher at Libby Central School.  In his free time he works on building metal sculptures for his business, Custom Iron Eagles.   Todd started his career as an artist in college and over 100 of his murals can be found in Spokane, WA and throughout Butte, Dillon, and Libby, MT.  In 1997, Todd and long-time friend Darien Greason combined efforts and created the first 40-foot eagle ("Soaring Eagle") which was purchased with highway grant money.  In the summer of 1998, they created the second eagle, "Swooping Eagle", which was sold to a business in Glacier National Park and later relocated to Red Lake, Minnesota.  

Since then, Todd has placed over 40 of his sculptures (ranging in size from 8 to 40-feet in wingspan) around the Libby community and in surrounding areas. None of the eagles were purchased with city funds! All were purchased by private individuals, businesses, and grant money.  In 2007, Libby was officially nick-named the "City of Eagles."  Todd believes the best way to increase tourism and change the outlook of a community is through the talent of a variety of artists.  Students of his at Libby Central School have worked since the opening of the school to donate projects and paint murals around the community.  
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