03 Aug Untiedt, Michael
Michael Ome Untiedt,
Born in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado in 1952; lives in Denver, Colorado
Those Who Have Know True Gods of Sand and Stone
2021, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Many of my paintings have the look and feel of the American West because the West is the place where I was born and raised. I know the rattle of cottonwoods on a cold fall morning, the hue of dusk’s long light on a buffalo grass prairie; I have drank the cold drip of a blue shale spring. These things have nurtured me from my birth, and coyotes, God’s Dogs, have howled their essence into my soul.
BORN AND RAISED in rural southeastern Colorado, Michael Ome Untiedt maintains a studio in Denver. Traveling extensively, he is known as a painter of the world who sees with a Westerner’s eye. Through the color, brush strokes, and symbolic subject matter of his paintings, he attempts to examine the human predicament and its connections to the landscape and history of the American West. He is driven to portray twenty first century psychology on a nineteenth century saddle.
Untiedt has participated in numerous shows including the Western Masters Art Show and Sale, Settler’s West Miniatures Show and Art of the American West Show, the Booth Museum’s Art South of the Sweet Tea Line Show, Masters of Montana, CM Russell Art Show and Auction, The Russell, The Briscoe Museum Night of the Artists, and the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Auction. He was made an honorary Ranger captain with the Former Texas Ranger Foundation, Fredericksburg, TX for his historical paintings of the Texas Rangers.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2016 Heart of the West Contemporary Western Art Show, North Star Award
2014 Briscoe Museum, Night of the Artists, Art Committee’s Choice Award
2014 Western Masters Art Show and Sale, Best of Show
2014 Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, the Wells Fargo Gold Award
2005 C.M. Russell Museum, The Russell Art Show and Sale, Ralph Tuffy Berg Award
Cawdrey Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
Insight Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas
Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah
Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, and Park City, Utah
Sanders Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona