01 Jan Solano, Nathan
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 Nathan Solano.
Born in 1950, Dragerton, Utah; lives in Pueblo, Colorado
UNLIKE MOST ARTISTS, Nathan Solano did not begin his painting career until he turned forty, and he did so with no formal art training. Solano briefly attended the University of Colorado before being drafted and spending a year in Vietnam as an infantry sergeant. He returned and worked in a steel mill, then as a roofer, then as a waiter and bartender until he was hired as an illustrator for an advertising agency. Solano eventually worked in Colorado and Florida as an illustrator and art director for several ad agencies. In 1989 he moved back to Colorado and began painting.
Although Solano is widely known for his cowboy and Native American work, he paints a variety of subject matter.
Notable Awards and Achievements
“My son, Jarod, and my daughter, Ashley T.”
The American Cowboy
The Artist Magazine
Art of the West
Cowboys & Indians
Western Art Collector
Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, Colorado
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado