Featured Artists

Each issue of Southwest Art magazine features in-depth profiles of top artists in the West and beyond. Browse this section to read interesting and compelling stories about artists’ lives and their techniques, artistic styles, and sources of inspiration. Each article is accompanied by plenty of images to show examples of the artists’ works—including sculpture and paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic, and featuring subjects from western landscapes to cityscapes, figures, wildlife and animal art, still lifes, and more.

Frederic Edwin Church | Painting the New World

Under Niagara, 1862 (chromolithograph) by Frederick Edwin Church By Gerald L. Carr Frederic Edwin Church [1826-1900] was the best-known student of Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole and one of the country’s preeminent painters of the New World. More than 40 paintings by Church are on view through January 3, 2001, at the Portland...


Hyrum Joe | The Quiet Side of Native Life

By Gussie Fauntleroy If you had asked Navajo painter Hyrum Joe, when he was 16, what his culture was, he might have glanced quizzically around for a moment and then said with a grin, “My 5.0 Mustang! Football!” Growing up in the northwestern New Mexico oil and gas town of Kirtland, just off the...