Nisbet, P.A.

Nisbet, P.A.

P. A. Nisbet
Born 1948 in Washington, North Carolina; lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Rites of August
2021, oil on linen, 30 x 48 inches

Summer on the plains of New Mexico regularly promises one of the ultimate power spectacles that Nature has to offer. Although morning breaks clear and calm, by late afternoon great clouds rise out of the blue vastness and tower above the drought baked earth. These storms are solemn and majestic; they parade across the earth like high priests in full ceremonial garb. Their costume is shaped by the fury of wind. They are bringers of the long-awaited gift of rain.

PETER ALLEN NISBET is a nationally recognized master of the American landscape. His works are highly spiritual and strongly rooted in the Realist tradition of nineteenth-century artists such as Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a former U.S. Naval officer with service in Vietnam. Nisbet moved from Washington, D.C., to the Southwest in 1980 to commence a successful painting career that has now spanned over four decades. His work is honored in the permanent collections of the Eiteljorg Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and in numerous private collections worldwide

Notable Awards and Achievements
2020     
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
2017 
     Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Light, Space, and Power: The Art of P.A. Nisbet, Retrospective Exhibition
2016       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2014       Tucson Museum of Art, Southwest Anthems: Landscapes of a Region, Featured Artist
2014       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
2014       Tucson Museum of Art, Permanent Collection
2012       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Prize
2012       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
2009       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
2008       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
1999       Artrain/NASA USA National Tour, The Artistry of Space, Featured Artist
1995       National Science Foundation, Artists and Writers Program, grant for travel to Antarctica
1987       National Park Service, Arts for the Parks (first annual), Southwest Region Award

Gallery Representation
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Eisely Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

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