Hollebeke, Karin

Hollebeke, Karin

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 Karin Hollebeke.

Hollebeke 2015

Karin Hollebeke
Born 1949, in Wolfsburg, Germany; lives in Vernal, Utah

German born Hollebeke, a professional artist since 1972, currently lives, paints and ranches in Utah.  Hollebeke first became interested in art while in her teens, and consequently studied Fine Art and Art History, Sculpture, Illustration and Design. After the family moved to El Paso, Texas, she learned about ranch life firsthand, a lifestyle that sparked her interest in Western Art. A lifelong fascination with the Old West led her into oil painting and sculpture about the West. After moving to Utah, in order to pursue her interest in sculpture, Hollebeke studied the basics with Ed Fraughton, whose work she had greatly admired. Tom Lovell, another veteran Western artist, significantly influenced her painting style. His advice guided her to finding her own style, which has earned her international recognition.  In 1995, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation chose one of her paintings as a collector series print, and the University of Nebraska Press used two of her paintings for book covers titled Covered Wagon Women. In 1998, her artwork was included in the book Art of the American West, published by Rockport Publishers. Hollebeke’s work has been exhibited at the Booth Museum of Western Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

Selected Publications:
Southwest Art
Art of the West
Western Art Collector
True West Magazine
Covered Wagon Women, cover art, (University of Nebraska Press)
Art of the American West (Rockfort Publishers Inc., 1999)
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, collector series print

Past Memberships:
Western Artists of America
American Academy of Women Artists

Gallery Representation:
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona



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