Moyers, John

Moyers, John

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 John Moyers.

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John Moyers
Born 1958, in Atlanta, Georgia; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

FROM AN EARLY AGE, John Moyers knew he wanted to be an artist. The son of renowned cowboy artist William Moyers, John grew up in Albuquerque, drawing and painting on a daily basis.  After high school, John spent a year at the Laguna College of Art and Design before enrolling at the California Institute of the Arts under a Disney scholarship that emphasized drawing. When John returned to New Mexico, he began painting from life — working with models and painting on location, rather than relying on photographs for reference. John’s work typically begins with research into historical events, period attire and tools, and subtle trends that emerged and evolved during the frontier era.

Today, John is one of the most respected painters working in the western and cowboy genres, and his depictions of the contemporary and historical West are among the most sought after on the art market. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, fellow artist Terri Kelly Moyers. The two share a studio adjacent to their home on the edge of the city, and take full advantage of their New Mexico location, making frequent excursions to paint on location, capturing scenes rooted in the state’s cowboy, Native American, and Hispanic cultures. (Bio by AJ Mangum)

Notable Awards and Achievements
2017       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2012       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award
2009       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Cowboy Artists of America, Artists’ Choice Award (also 2006)
2009       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Cowboy Artists of America, Gold Medal, Oil (also 2008, 2007)
2009       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Cowboy Artists of America, Silver Medal, Water Solubles (also 2007)
2008       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Cowboy Artists of America, Kieckhefer Award, Best of Show
2003       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Robert Lougheed Memorial Award

Selected Publications
Art & Antiques
Art of the West
Southwest Art
True West
Western Art Collector
Wildlife Art

Gallery Representation
Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, Colorado
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico

www.johnmoyersart.com



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