The only two-time winner of the prestigious Prix de West grand prize—the highest honor in the storied movement of art of the American West—George Carlson creates works in the tradition of American masters Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and the Taos School artists.
No comprehensive book of George Carlson’s work has ever before been published, making this magnificent volume an incomparable addition to the libraries of collectors and students of Western art and American landscape painting. Likened to the French and American Impressionists, who turned to nature’s beauty for relief from the industrialized world, Carlson is regarded as one of the most important American artists of his generation. His Prix de West triumphs have come in two different mediums: sculpture and, more recently, landscape painting.
Recognized as one of America’s greatest bronze sculptors, Carlson is also a master at using pastels and oils. Carlson’s tactile, textured landscape paintings are viewed as bold touchstones for a new movement taking hold in Western art—and it is inspiring new generations of Realists and Impressionists.
With nature as his muse, Carlson is an American treasure, and this book demonstrates how and why he is making his own impactful contribution to the canon of art history.
About The Author
George Carlson is a renowned sculptor and painter. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Arizona, Tucson. His works are in numerous prominent collections and shown internationally. His work has also been featured in Art of the West, Art-Talk, PleinAir, Southwest Art, Sculpture Review, and Wildlife Art magazines. Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and founder of Mountain Journal. Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications, and he is the author of several books.