Working the Mt. Range

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Working the Mt. Range
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This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 10:44UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Working the Mt. Range
Artist: Moyers, WilliamDate of Birth: 1916 - 2010
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower left/CA and dated 1986

Bill Moyers was an early member of the Cowboy Artists of America, becoming a member in 1968. Born in Georgia in 1916, at the age of fourteen he went to Colorado in the summer, learned to be a cowboy, and paid his way through art school in California on the proceeds of his prowess. Moyers worked for Walt Disney before joining the army and moving to New York, where his career as an illustrator took off. In 1962, Moyers and his family moved to Albuquerque, where he exchanged illustration for Western easel painting. Moyers once observed that he is drawn to the working cowboy as a subject because he is Òa harmonious outgrowth of the environment. He accepts the action, weather, loneliness and responsibilities as normal existence.Ó In Working the Mountain Range, Moyers makes the paint move with the herd, horses and men, from left to right up the mountain slope. But the light is on the cow and calf as they double back against the grain of the paintingÑand against the will of the cowboy chasing them.With a subtle Disney touch, the light, almost a spotlight, is brightest in the tight, triangular hook between the white horseÕs nose and the white noses of the uncooperative cattle.
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