01 Jan Howard Post
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 Howard Post.
Born 1948, in Tucson, Arizona; lives in Queen Creek, Arizona
A THIRD GENERATION ARIZONIAN, Howard Post grew up on a small ranch near Tucson in southern Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he completed his BFA and MFA degrees. In the early 1970s he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of clients throughout the U.S. After serving on the faculty at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Post began painting full time.
Post’s work can be found in a variety of collections including the Smithsonian; the U.S. Postal Service; the Tampa, Eiteljorg, Denver, Phoenix, Whitney, and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museums; and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. His work has also been featured in many magazines and in the books Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Artists and Howard Post: Western Perspectives, a new retrospective by Rose Fredrick Productions.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2018 Tucson Museum of Art, The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post, Traveling Exhibition
2017 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2012 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction (also 2010)
2012 Phoenix Art Museum, The West Select, Gold Medal for Painting
2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Best of Show Award
2010 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award
2009 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Palette Award
Western Art Collector