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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 Robert Peters.
Born 1960 in Rochester, New York; lives in Prescott, Arizona
Robert Peters is a landscape and still life painter with a career spanning more than thirty-five years. He has regularly contributed to museum exhibitions such as the Quest for the West, Prix de West, and Masters of the American West. Robert’s paintings have earned serious recognition by collectors and his works are included in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections. Robert is a former award winning freelance illustrator who was represented in New York City.
Born in upstate New York and raised in Phoenix, Arizona Robert credits his early memories of the Arizona desert with sparking a passion for the outdoors. His extensive travels throughout the American Southwest instilled a love for nature. Enthusiasm and respect for the natural world continue to be the driving forces behind his landscape paintings.
Robert’s life in the west included some time in southwestern Colorado where he and his wife, Nanette, raised paint horses. After spending a few years living on the central California coast, the couple and their two children have moved back home to the Arizona high country near Prescott. “The western landscape is an endless source of inspiration to me,” Robert says. “I draw strictly from my own observations, which imparts an authentic and natural quality to my paintings. If something is in one of my paintings, I’ve been there and I’ve experienced it.”
Notable Awards and Achievements
2011 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
2006 U.S. Department of State, Art in the Embassies
2006 Scottsdale Gallery Association, Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk, Landscape
2000 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Top 100
1991 Society of Illustrators, Annual Exhibition, Award of Merit (also 1989, 1987, 1986)
Art of the West
Cowboys & Indians
Western Art Collector
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Bozeman, Montana, and Jackson, Wyoming
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pitzer’s Fine Art, Wimberley, Texas