01 Jan Moyers, John
Born 1958 in Atlanta, Georgia; lives in Los Angeles, California
2021, oil, 18 x 18 inches
When I paint, I have to be as accurate as I can be. People can then see, for years to come, how Mexican vaqueros dressed in the 1860s, or the gear Southwestern cowboys used in the early twentieth century. It’s all about being authentic.
JOHN MOYERS grew up in an artistic environment in New Mexico. His father, sculptor and painter William Moyers, was his first role model. During his time growing up, Moyers was able to experiment with charcoal, India ink, and watercolors. Eventually he moved to acrylic and oils. After graduating from high school, John attended art school at Laguna Beach School of Art and from there went to CalArts. After feeling that he had learned all that art school could offer him at that time, he decided to accept an invitation to study with Robert Lougheed in John’s home state of New Mexico. John considers this the real turning point in his approach to art. John has always tried to stretch the boundaries of Western art, a lot of times doing so with a contemporary twist.
In 1982, John married fellow artist Terri Kelly Moyers. Together they have traveled and painted all over the world. They both consider their outdoor work as a very important component to their studio work. John’s career has spanned well over 40 years and during that time he has won numerous awards, some being considered the most prestigious in the Western art world. John’s work is displayed in many museums and in private collections throughout the world.
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
Art & Antiques
Art of the West
Western Art Collector
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wood River Fine Arts, Ketchum, Idaho