One of the country's top landscape artists, Clyde Aspevig's paintings of the West capture the beauty, rhythm and harmony of places that he has seen disappearing during his own lifetime. They are not theatrical sets intended to reinforce regional mythology. Rather, his paintings possess qualities meant to last generations.
Clyde grew up on a farm in Rudyard, Montana, not far from the Canadian border, where he participated in both the pains and joys of agricultural life. His father, a practical but open-minded farmer, along with the rest of his family, encouraged his pursuit of art and the appreciation of music. His father even bought his first painting, when Clyde was 12.
He attended Eastern Montana College in Billings and now lives near Bozeman, with his wife, the accomplished artist Carol Guzman. Clyde's paintings are in many museum collections, including The Tacoma Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, The Rockwell Museum, the Booth Museum of Western Art, The Gilcrease Museum and The Wichita Center for the Arts. His two most recent shows were hosted by Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming.
Click on the images below to view Clyde Aspevig's artwork available for sale at this year's show.