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A native of northern California, Michele Farrier now calls Cortez, Colorado home. She received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California-Davis. After twenty years of teaching art to K-12 students in the Teton County School District, she retired to become a full-time artist. Farrier often paints en plein air (in the open […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2008 W.H.D. Koerner: A Family Legacy By Mindy A. Besaw W.H.D. Koerner, painter and illustrator, was born in Lunden, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and grew up in Clinton, Iowa. A steady contributor at the time of the “Golden Age” of illustration and American popular fiction, he was a highly prolific artist […]
In celebration of this holiday season, the staff in the Whitney would like to share a selection of holiday greetings from a few of our beloved artists. Sprinkled with humor, well wishes, and historical significance, these works exemplify western art. Enjoy the art, but more importantly, enjoy the holiday season. Charles M. Russell imbues his […]
Originally published in Points West magazine in Fall 2002 W.H.D. Koerner: “In My Mind’s Eye,” An Artist’s Approach By Julie Coleman TachickFormer Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Western Art Museum “I try to draw the man the author describes…. I concentrate on the character until it comes alive and I can see him in my mind’s eye.” […]
Originally published in Points West in Spring 1995 Depictions of Women in Western Art By Sarah E. BoehmeFormer Curator, Whitney Western Art Museum “Oh, do you remember Sweet Betsy from Pike/Who crossed the wide prairie with her lover Ike?” Those words open a well-known American folk song that celebrates the western emigration of a spunky […]