About the Artist Morgan Weistling
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“In my paintings, I hope to communicate with the viewer the same emotional response that goes far beyond what decorative art does. There is always that special human moment that I look for that rings true. It can be as simple as the little odd way a child’s feet might be a bit pigeon-toed and that little detail will draw you into the little world I am creating and make you believe it.”
Morgan Weistling, known for his meticulous and striking portrayals of historical explorers, frontiersman and women, Native Americans. and cowboys of the American West. He is recognized as one of America’s top contemporary painters today.
Morgan Weistling Fine Art Career
Morgan Weistling started his career as an illustrator in Hollywood where he worked for 14 years before transitioning to the world of fine art in 1998. He soon become nationally recognized for his superb oil paintings. Mr. Weistling draws from his years of experience as an illustrator to create paintings with layers of depth within a single frame of a story. He captures the mood and atmosphere of the past, and his attention to the historical aspects of his subjects comes from his desire to portray the truth and beauty of America’s pioneering spirit. Coupled with a deep sense of history, his paintings are filled with details that always tell a story.
Nuanced Story-Telling of Morgan Weisting
Morgan Weisting’s paintings often capture the simple humanity of the subjects. For example, a grandfather telling a story to his grandchildren in front of a fire of a sister cutting her younger brother’s hair–yet each scene contains subtle, life-like detail that brings the moment to life. Such depictions help connect the observer to the past. Mr. Weisting’s paintings capture an essence of American roots and history. His canvases are filled with brushwork that tell a story beyond the subject matter. Like a skilled movie director, he manipulates the focus of interest with just suggestions and impressions of forms that are barely realized and allow the viewer’s imagination to fill in the details.
Morgan Weisting Awards and Recognition
Morgan Weisting is recognized as one of the most honored contemporary artists of Southwest art alive today. Amongst his numerous museum awards, Weistling is a two-time winner of the coveted Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and he is also the youngest to have ever won that award. Other awards include the Patron’s Choice award, the Trustees Purchase award, the Artists Choise Award, and the Master’s of the American West Purchase award. Morgan has been equally successful in the print market for 18 years. With numerous sold-out editions of his work, his name has become instantly recognizable in the world of limited editions. His work is proudly published by Fine Art Publishing which offers the highest quality fine art limited edition prints of Morgan Weisting’s work.