Newcomb, Rock

Newcomb, Rock

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 Rock Newcomb.

Newcomb 2015

Rock Newcomb
Born 1945, in Oakland, California; lives in Payson, Arizona

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho on the family homestead, Newcomb encountered numerous types of wildlife. Traveling throughout the West, in later life, he was able to observe most of the wild creatures and incorporate many of them into his paintings. Earning advanced art degrees in southern California, Newcomb taught art in the public sector for more than two decades.

Moving to Payson, Arizona in the late 1990’s, Rock continued portraying wildlife, in addition to painting historic and pre-Columbian peoples, ruins, and artifacts of the American Southwest, and indigenous subjects of the American plains, plateaus, basins, and Northwest coast. Newcomb and his wife, Cody, travel extensively throughout the United States seeking very rare and seldom displayed subjects for his paintings.

Notable Awards and Achievements
       Casa Romantica Cultural and Gardens, Solo Exhibition
2016       San Dimas Festival of Arts, Western Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, First Place Acrylic/Oil Painting
2016       San Isabel Land Protection Trust, Art for the Sangres, Featured Artist
2015       NatureWorks Art Show & Sale , Best of Show
2014       Gilcrease Museum, Collectors’ Reserve, Presidential Purchase
2014       NatureWorks Art Show & Sale, Directors’ Award
2013       San Dimas Festival of Arts, Western Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Best of Show
2013       NatureWorks Art Show & Sale, Best of Show
2011       Gilcrease Museum, Collectors’ Reserve, Williams Award/President’s Choice
2010       Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, Best Body of Work
2008       Phippen Museum, Western Art Show & Sale, First Place Acrylic
2008       San Dimas Festival of Arts, Western Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Featured Artist, Best of Show, Purchase Award
2005       National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Historical Art Award

International Guild of Realism, Juried Member
International Society of Acrylic Painters, Signature Member
International Society of Scratchboard Artists, Juried Member
Society of Animal Artists, Signature Member

Gallery Representation
Astoria Fine Art, Jackson, Wyoming
Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona