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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 H. David Wright.
H. David Wright
Born 1942, in Rosine, Kentucky; lives in Gallatin, Tennessee
BORN IN ROSINE, KENTUCKY and raised in Middle Tennessee, H. David Wright has been ever drawn to the awakening American frontier and the grand imprints of American history. Always set in studied landscapes that capture the fullness of topographic beauty and the richness of the local milieu, his paintings unfailingly reflect a love for country, history, and nature. Although his 50-plus years of painting include European and American training, it is in his studio and field research that his works become as distinguished as they are informing.
David Wright and his wife, Jane, live in Tennessee.
Notable awards and achievements:
2008 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Award
2008 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
2007 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2005 Nominated for an EMMY for art direction, History Channel’s First Invasion—The War of 1812
Southern Light Artists of America, Founding Member
Sweet Lucy Society
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana
Lord Nelson’s Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania