20 Aug Grossman, David
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist David Grossmann.
Born 1984 in Fort Collins, Colorado; lives in Grand Junction, Colorado
DAVID GROSSMAN’S evocative landscapes blur the edges between reality, memory, and imagination. Grossmann was born in Colorado but grew up in Chile, and his adventures as an artist have taken him to many parts of the world. He and his wife, Kristy, now live in western Colorado where the surrounding landscapes inspire many of his compositions. Art has been an important part of Grossmann’s life for as long as he can remember, and his first lessons as a young artist came from his mother and grandmother. He was more formally educated through the Colorado Academy of Art in Boulder, as well as with renowned landscape artist Jay Moore.
Grossmann sees painting as a heartfelt way of connecting with both creation and people. “When I paint the landscape, there is something in me that comes to life that doesn’t happen any other way. I hope to capture some of that spark and to convey it through my paintings so that others can also share in that profound sense of beauty and peace.” Merging techniques from centuries ago with a contemporary aesthetic, Grossmann’s work bridges the gap between old and new, tradition and abstraction. He works on hand-made panels, which become the base for luminous layers of pigment and intricate surface textures that he meticulously develops throughout his studio paintings. Grossmann balances this time-consuming, meditative process with frequent treks outdoors to paint directly and spontaneously from nature.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2016 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Artists’ Choice Award
2016 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence
2013 Continental Divide Land Trust, Plein Air Show, Best of Show
2012 American Impressionist Society, National Juried Show, Award of Excellence
2012 Plein Air Artists Colorado, National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, First Place Award
2012 Plein Air Artists Colorado, National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Artists’ Choice Award
Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona
Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado
Jonathan Cooper, London, England
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, Colorado
Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, Wyoming