CONTEMPORARY WESTERN ARTISTS
by Peggy & Harold Samuels
Southwest Art Publishing
Hardback with slipcover, first edition 1982, 608 pages, illustrated with photos of artists and of their art. Very good condition
Contemporary Western Artistsis a beautifully illustrated biographical dictionary of today’s leading artists. The works of the artists represented in this book command prices that are among the highest for living American artists both in gallery sales and in public auctions.
The focus of this volume is the West itself, which is the true subject matter of the book rather than where the art was created or by whom. Indian art is included, as well as cowboy art—both of the earlier Remington/Russell era and the contemporary cattle ranch—historical Western art, wildlife art, landscapes, and much more.
The book is divided into short biographies of the artists, complemented by photographs of them, examples of their signatures, and illustrations of their work in color.