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Wyoming Artists

This is a selection of objects in the Whitney Collection featuring Wyoming artists.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: NicoleH


Untitled - Cree p...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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9.66.11 | ca. 1924-1926 | H: 14.625 in, width: 6.125 in, mat height: 16.5 in, mat width: 11.5 in | Untitled - Cree pipe bag | Gift of the Carl Spohr Sr. Family | Handwritten on mat LR: Pipe bag (Cree) | Provenance: Spohr #7 | 9.66.11.JPG | Painting | watercolor | Spohr, Carl W. Sr

Untitled - Beaded...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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9.66.31 | ca. 1924-1926 | H: 14.5 in, width: 6.5 in, mat height: 16.75 in, mat width: 10.5 in | Untitled - Beaded Blackfoot mirror case | Gift of the Carl Spohr Sr. Family | Handwritten on mat LRC: Mirror case (Blackfoot) | Provenance: Spohr #31 | 9.66.31.JPG | Painting | watercolor | Spohr, Carl W. Sr

Fall Scene
Seabeck, Robert | Painting |...
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6.79 | 1979 | H: 30 in, width: 72 in | Fall Scene | Gift of anonymous donor | Fall Scene, according to the artist, is today's image of the covered wagon that brought the pioneers to Wyoming. The smooth, seemingly brushless surface of the painting is the result of the canvas's preparation and the artist's technique of applying the paint in thin layers. | 6.79.JPG | 6.79.jpg | 6.79.web.jpg | Landscape | transportation | Painting | oil on canvas | Robert Seabeck (b.1945) Fall Scene 1979, oil on canvas Gift of Anonymous Donor, 6.79 Fall Scene, according to the artist, is today's image of the covered wagon that brought the pioneers to Wyoming. The smooth, seemingly brushless surface of the painting is the result of the canvas's preparation and the artist's technique of applying the paint in thin layers. | Seabeck, Robert

Corriente Gathering
Seabeck, Robert | Painting |...
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8.08 | 2008 | sight height: 12.25 in, sight width: 48.125 in, Frame height: 19.75 in, Frame width: 55.625 in, frame depth: 1.75 in | Corriente Gathering | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2008 Buffalo Bill Art Show | lower right of center: R. Seabeck | lower right of center: R. Seabeck | 8.08.jpg | Cowboy | longhorn | cattle | horse | Painting | oil on canvas | Robert Seabeck (b.1945) Corriente Gathering 2008, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award–2008 Buffalo Bill Art Show Seabeck, a Wyoming artist, is familiar with the western lifestyle. For example, a cattle drive is not just an event of the Old West, but is current practice for living ranchers. The subject in art has long endured—as shown by the paintings here. 8.08 | Seabeck, Robert

American Dream
Seabeck, Robert | Painting |...
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7.91 | 1982 | H: 40 in, width: 60 in, Frame height: 41.375 in, Frame width: 61.125 in | American Dream | Gift of the Artist | Interested in reflections of light on sculpturesque forms, Seabeck paints depictions of cars and trucks. The vehicle paintings by this Wyoming artist also seem to convey connotations about life in the contemporary West. With the utility vehicle parked in front of the single-family residence, American Dream can represent the culmination of the western migration movement. | LR: R. Seabeck; Back of stretcher: "AMERICAN DREAM"/ OIL ON CANVAS/ 40"X60" ROBERT SEABECK | 7.91.JPG | vehicle | house | flag | automobile | Painting | oil on canvas | Robert Seabeck (b. 1945) American Dream 1982, oil on canvas Gift of the Artist, 7.91 Interested in reflections of light on sculpturesque forms, Seabeck paints depictions of cars and trucks. The vehicle paintings by this Wyoming artist also seem to convey connotations about life in the contemporary West. With the utility vehicle parked in front of the single-family residence, American Dream can represent the culmination of the western migration movement. | Seabeck, Robert

Indian Summer
Wipfler, Kathy | Painting | ...
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2.08.2 | 2004 | H: 23.5 in, width: 29.5 in, Frame height: 32.5 in, Frame width: 38.75 in, frame depth: 2.5 in | Indian Summer | Bequest of Nancy-Carroll Draper | (Note from Kathy Wipfler, 8/13/08) “Indian Summer” was also painted in the Hoback Canyon. Late in the summer, with the water low, the washed rock makes a nice contrast to the dark water. I made 2 trips from the road down the steep bank to the water. One trip with my painting gear, and the other with the 24” x 30” panel. This particular bend in the river is a favorite painting haunt for me. Not so easy to get to, but worth the effort! | 2.08.2.JPG | Landscape | Painting | oil on board | Kathy Wipfler (b. 1955) Indian Summer 2004, oil on board Bequest of Nancy-Carroll Draper 2.08.2 | Wipfler, Kathy

Lower Falls of th...
Wipfler, Kathy | Painting | ...
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10.07 | 2006 | sight height: 50 in, sight width: 50 in, Frame height: 57.375 in, Frame width: 57.375 in | Lower Falls of the Yellowstone | Gift of the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation | More than one hundred years after Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran memorialized the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in the first monumental painting of the subject, Kathy Wipfler poised her canvas and paintbrush near the very spot where Moran stood. Yellowstone National Park has been an outdoor studio for generations of painters. Still today, artists travel to America's first national park to capture the unaltered beauty and wilderness. What was once a long and arduous journey to see the wonders of the landscape is now an easily accessible day trip on paved roadways and groomed walking paths. Wipfler painted the field sketch for this painting in late June of 2006 while tucked among trees off the beaten path of Artist Point. The large painting was completed later during the winter months in her studio in Jackson, Wyoming. Lower Falls of the Yellowstone is a colorful and fresh picture which captures the spirit of the landscape and awe-inspiring impression conveyed through the artist. | 10.07.jpg | 10.07.jpg | 10.07.web.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Kathy Wipfler (b. 1955) Lower Falls of the Yellowstone 2006, oil on canvas Gift of the Mary A.H. Rumsey Foundation, 10.07 | Wipfler, Kathy

Mummy Cave
Dabich, George | Painting | ...
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115.67 | 1964 | H: 20 in, width: 30.25 in, Frame height: 25.25 in, Frame width: 35.25 in | Mummy Cave | LRC: Dabich/1964 | 115.67.JPG | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Dabich, George

Home on the Range
Rudolph, Jeffrey B. | Sculpt...
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18.95.1 | 1995 | H: 26.25 in, width: 16.5 in, depth: 9.75 in, overall height: 38.25 in, overall width: 16.5 in, overall depth: 13.375 in | Home on the Range | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 1995 Buffalo Bill Art Show | plaque on wooden base: HOME ON THE RANGE/ Rudolph | 18.95.1.2.JPG | cowgirl | child | Sculpture | alabaster | Rudolph, Jeffrey B.

Northfork Gold
Christie, Reid | Painting | ...
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13.09 | 2009 | H: 9 in, width: 12 in | Northfork Gold | Gift of the artist | Reverse: #1713 "Northfork Gold" All Rights Reserved (c) Christie 2009 | One (1) painting, oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, Title: Northfork Gold, Artist: Reid Christie | Christie | 13.09.jpg | Wyoming | Northfork | Shoshone River | Painting | oil on canvas | Christie, Reid

Lamar Valley--1988
Christie, Reid | Painting | ...
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12.98.1 | 1998 | H: 19.875 in, width: 22.625 in, Frame height: 26.75 in, Frame width: 22.625 in | Lamar Valley--1988 | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss | The summer of 1988 is remembered in Yellowstone National Park for the extensive forest fires, which engendered controversy over the Park Service's policies. Christie's painting captures a peaceful moment in Lamar Valley before the fires have spread. The casual observer, like the calmly grazing buffalo, may not recognize the significance of the billowing smoke clouds in the distance. | LLC: (copyright mark) [verso, ulc:] #1412 [label:] BUFFALO BILL/ ART SHOW & SALE/ REID CHRISTIE/ LAMAR VALLEY - 1988 [urc round white label in red:] 35 [center of verso:] "LAMAR VALLEY - 1988/ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ (copyright mark)/ CHRISTIE 1998 | LLC: CHRISTIE [verso:] CHRISTIE 1998 | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.jpg | 12.98.1.web.jpg | Landscape | forest fire | Lamar Valley | Painting | oil on panel | Reid Christie (b. 1951) Living in Cody, Wyoming Lamar Valley - 1988 1998, oil on panel The summer of 1988 is remembered in Yellowstone National Park for the extensive forest fires, which engendered controversy over the Park Service's policies. Christie's painting captures a peaceful moment in Lamar Valley before the fires have spread. The casual observer, like the calmly grazing buffalo, may not recognize the significance of the billowing smoke clouds in the distance. | Reid Christie (b. 1951) Lamar Valley – 1988 1998, oil on panel Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss 12.98.1 | Christie, Reid

Slide Mountain
Parker, Geoff | Painting | o...
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13.96 | 1995 | H: 10 in, width: 13 in, Frame height: 14 in, Frame width: 17 in | Slide Mountain | Gift of Walter Christie | 1995 Patrons Ball prize. | LRC: GParker | 13.96.jpg | 13.96.jpg | mountain | Painting | oil on board | Parker, Geoff

Portrait of Mrs. ...
Poulsen, M. C. | Painting | ...
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10.99 | June 1999 | H: 30 in, width: 24 in, Frame height: 38.625 in, Frame width: 30.25 in | Portrait of Mrs. Henry H.R. "Peg" Coe | Commissioned by the Tribute to Peg Coe Committee | recto: PEG COE/ ALL REPRO. RTES. RES. BY M.C. POULSEN/ AND ALL SAID HEIRS (copyright mark) JUNE 25 1999/ (signed) M.C. POULSEN [LLC:] 24 x 30/ SIGNED LWR LEFT/ 1999 [bottom of frame:] 234 [left side of frame:] Mike Poulsen/ 24 x 30/ 1 of 1 Black/ Red Glaze/ None/ Distressing None Break down/ None/ Wash/ None/ antique/ None AM234-XT/K/ *RL18370A*; plaque: Mrs. Henry H.R. "Peg" Coe/Chairman, Buffalo Bill Historical Center/1974-1997/She led with grace and vision/The museum will always be a part of her family. | LLC: M C Poulsen 1999 | 10.99.jpg | 10.99.web.jpg | 10.99.jpg | Coe, Mrs. Henry H.R. "Peg" | Painting | oil on canvas | Poulsen, M. C.

Three Horses Drin...
Raynolds, Linda | Sculpture ...
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13.00.1 | 2000 | H: 18.375 in, width: 11.375 in, depth: 11.5 in | Three Horses Drinking | William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase | "This piece reflects my lifelong interest in archeaological artifacts; however, this sculpture was conceived as a whole--there is actually nothing 'missing.' Although taking inspiration from fragments, Three Horses Drinking is a complete, contemporary statement. I hope the viewer can appreciate my choices of form and texture as they allude to landscape, architecture, abstraction, history and most importantly of all, to my subject, the horse," said the artist for the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale catalogue. | reverse L edge: L. RAYNOLDS | reverse L edge: L. RAYNOLDS | 13.00.1.web.jpg | 13.00.1.jpg | 13.00.1.jpg | horses | Sculpture | bronze | Raynolds, Linda

Red Desert: Rose
Giarrizzo, John | Painting |...
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4.04.2 | 2001 | width: 54 in, H: 40 in, Frame width: 55.75 in, Frame height: 41.75 in | Red Desert: Rose | Designated Purchase with Contributions from Miriam and Joe Sample and the William E. Weiss Fund | on verso: [black marker on canvas] RED DESERT: ROSE/2001 GIARRIZZO | 4.04.2.jpg | 4.04.2.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Giarrizzo, John

After Dinner Drinks
Oriet, Julie | Drawing | pas...
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8.05 | ca. 2005 | H: 15.5 in, width: 22 in | After Dinner Drinks | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss | This drawing was given to the Historical Center by long-time museum supporters Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss. Julie Oriet, the artist, explained her drawing as follows: "Evenings are a great time to catch animals coming to water. As the sun sinks, glowing colors, stretched shadows, and reflections on the water all contribute to the calm of the evening - the perfect time for 'After Dinner Drinks.'" | 8.05.jpg | 8.05.jpg | 8.05.web.jpg | evening | Landscape | cattle | Drawing | pastel on paper | After Dinner Drinks This drawing was given to the Historical Center by long-time museum supporters Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss. Julie Oriet, the artist, explained her drawing as follows: "Evenings are a great time to catch animals coming to water. As the sun sinks, glowing colors, stretched shadows, and reflections on the water all contribute to the calm of the evening - the perfect time for 'After Dinner Drinks.'" Julie Oriet (b. 1958) After Dinner Drinks ca. 2005, pastel on paper Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss, 8.05 | Oriet, Julie