|About the Artist||(Born 1960) "Wiggins is referred to as one of the creative forerunners behind the current New West Movement and is one of the prominent speakers
encouraging innovation in Western art.
Growing up on a ranch in southern New Mexico, at the age of twelve he was discovered by an art dealer from Scottsdale who started handling his formative work. By the mid 1970’s he was painting in oil and working as a graphic artist for a national equine magazine. In 1983 he was admitted as the youngest member of the Society of American Impressionists and exhibited alongside American masters such as Robert Daughters, Walt Gonske and Sandy Scott.
Although primarily self-taught, he was mentored by masters such as Henriette Wyeth, Alexandre Hogue and William Lumpkins. During the 1980’s he experimented with various forms of Impressionism, Expressionism, Magical Realism, Symbolism and Modernism eventually leading to his distinctive approach. His uniquely modern vision of the West often places his work alongside celebrated icons of Western Realism as a powerfully, contrasting voice of creative vision.
As a modern innovator, Wiggins’ finest work merges symbolism with the American West. His provocative Western historical paintings are viewed by many as his finest work bring numerous awards and accolades. Some of his career highlights include group exhibitions with the Autry Museum’s Masters of the American West since 1999.
He has also exhibited with the Briscoe Western Art Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, C. M. Russell Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, De Young Museum, The Society of American Impressionists (SAI) and the Other Side of the West (OSW)." taken from AskArt.com
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Canvas size||24" height X 36" width|
|Frame||Linen-wrapped liner, gold finished wood molding|
|Frame size||29" height X 41" width|
|Signed||"K.D. Wiggins" at viewer's lower left|
|Condition||Excellent, as appeared framed.|