Born 1958 in Utah; lives in Woodland Hills, Utah
INTERESTED IN ART AS A CHILD, Bruce Cheever embarked on a career as a fine artist after spending many years as an illustrator. It was during those years that he discovered his affinity for tonalism and luminism. Cheever’s atmospheric and bucolic landscapes are suggestive of the Renaissance period, and his passion for the landscape is driven by his never-ending search for beauty.
Cheever has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world, capturing the beauty of the landscape in his paintings. Today, his studio paintings take shape from the inspiration he gathers from those travels. Whether painting a rural scene in the American West or a pastoral European landscape, his unique painting style is emerging.
This Utah artist credits both his education at Brigham Young University and his professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline. His love of the Western American landscape, figurative work, and still life, has been a hallmark of his success.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2020 Mountain Oyster Club, Wieghorst Award, Best in Show
National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, included in top 100 winners
American Art Collector
Art of the West
Utah Art, Utah Artists: 150-Year Survey (Gibbs Smith, 2001)
Western Art & Architecture
Western Art Collector
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona