01 Jan Devenyns, Steve
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 Steve Devenyns.
Born 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri; lives in Cody, Wyoming
RAISED IN COLORADO, Steve Devenyns always enjoyed wildlife, the West and wide-open spaces. He is a
horseman and outdoorsman who enjoys time in the mountains and working with fellow ranchers. After an automobile accident in 1974, Devenyns spent a long recuperation period discovering the layers of his creativity which led to the beginning of his art career. Although primarily self-taught, he has been influenced by many great painters including Tucker Smith, Jim Wilcox, Robert Tommey, and most of all by Ray Swanson.
Steve Devenyns has been featured in many prestigious art magazines and is a multiple Gold Medal Winner at the Phippen Memorial Art Show in Arizona. He has also been named Artist of the Year for several national organizations. In 2012, he was the Featured Artist at the America’s Horse in Art Show at the American Quarter Horse Association Museum in Amarillo Texas, and an Honored Artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. His other shows include the Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2016 Academy of Western Artists, Inductee
2010 National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions, Red Smith Artists’ Choice Award
2006 Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, People’s Choice Award
2002 Foundation for North American Sheep, Artist of the Year
1997 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Artist of the Year
Art of the West
Academy of Western Artists
Big Horn Galleries, Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona
Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona