G. Russell Case, a Western painter from Brigham City, Utah will participate in his 11th Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. The show will be on exhibit August 1 – September 13, 2020, with the sale taking place September 12 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Case is inspired by nature, but he places little value on literal translations. His sweeping, idealized versions of the Western landscape are compositions that combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind. Case’s artistic enthusiasm was first fostered by his father, Garry Case, who was also an artist. His father encouraged his artistic talents and helped him seek exposure through marketing and local galleries. Since graduating from Utah State University, Case has dedicated the last 30 years to painting full-time.
The 48th annual Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, the most anticipated event in the Western art world, offers more than 270 one-of-a-kind paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation and features works ranging from historical subject matter that reflects the early days of the West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. Landscapes, wildlife art and illustrative scenes are showcased in this world-class exhibition.
The sale portion of Prix de West® will have a new look for 2020, with a proxy-bid-only virtual sale on Sept. 12. Proxy bids for the fixed-bid sale will be accepted as soon as the exhibition opens August 1 until the night of the sale Sept. 12, when the typical in-person sale will be replaced with an exciting virtual experience. Traditionally the highlight of the Museum’s summer exhibition schedule, the show was postponed this year until the fall in support of the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Visit pdw.nationalcowboymuseum.org to view the online catalog and learn more about proxy bidding.