ARTIST PROFILE

Art Kober2 Art Kober is essentially self taught, though for a short while attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has taken workshops with John Seerey Lester, Carl Benders and others. He works in oil, acrylic, pencil and bronze. His primary interests lie in Western History, the era of the Rocky Mountain fur trader, Native Americans and in Wildlife. Much research is done through travel, books and visiting museums on themes, gear and trappings for his paintings, and in most cases he uses actual locations for backgrounds. Art is a member of Western Heritage Artists, and has been invited to or juried into most of the finest Western and Wildlife shows. His works are now found throughout this country and Canada, Germany, England and Australia. He has worked with the Elk Foundation of the Rockies.

Presently represented by:

  • Medicine River Trading Post, Valier, MT 406-279-3539
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • Indian Museum of North America at the Crazy Horse Memorial

A few of the Nationally juried shows Art has done are:

  • C M Russell Auction, Great Falls, MT
  • National Western Art Show & Auction, Ellensburg, WA
  • Western Heritage Art Show, Great Falls, MT
  • Mountain Oyster Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ
  • Albuquerque Museum Miniatures, Albuquerque, NM
  • Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne, WY
  • George Phippen Memorial Show, Prescott AZ
  • Rough Rider International Art Show, Williston, ND
Publications:
Feature article, “Art of the West” magazine, July-August 1989
Front cover and featured article in “Duck Tracks”, the official Journal of the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society, first quarter 2011
Featured article and front page display in “First Days” Journal of the American FDC Society, April 2011
Two First Day Covers are on display at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum‘s “Owney” exhibit
Crazy Horse FDC is on display in the Indian Museum of North America at the Crazy Horse Memorial
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Awards:

  • Governor’s Choice Award, Governor’s Invitational Art Show, Rock Springs, WY
  • Artist of the year, Northwest Territorial Art Show
  • First place two successive years, Lewis and Clark Exhibit of the Western Heritage Show, Great Falls, MT
  • Lincoln Center People’s Choice Award, Ft. Collins, CO
  • First place painting, Littleton, CO Art Show
  • Second place bronze, Littleton, CO Art Show
  • many others

0  Art has received purchase awards too numerous to mention…

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