Gallery Artists > Jim Wilcox Biography :

Jim Wilcox (b. 1941)  Artworks >>

Since 1969, Jim Wilcox has painted extensively in Jackson Hole and in many other places throughout the world. Throughout his art career, he has been able to both live in and visit his favorite places, express in paint the beauty that surrounds him, and call it work. In 1987, he won the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award at the National Academy of Western Art Show—an award he said changed his life. He also won the prestigious Frederic Remington Award from the same show. In 1994, he won the Arts for the Parks award with its accompanying $50,000 grand prize. He took away a record seven different awards during the years he participated in that show. In 2001, he was one of four artists invited to participate in the Rendezvous art show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he exhibited 47 paintings for three months. He continues to participate in the Gilcrease shows regularly. Wilcox has participated in the Autry National Center of the American West's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale since 2001. He was also the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist in 2003 with his acclaimed painting Celebration of Fall. In 2009 he exhibited at the Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, the Prix de West Invitational, the Western Rendezvous of Art, and the Buffalo Bill Museum Show and Sale. Numerous national magazines and television shows have featured Wilcox, and he also appears in two current instructional videos. Light, which he has always considered his primary subject regardless of what it enhances, continues to fascinate him. Though realistic in his painting technique, the beautiful abstract patterns that he finds in nature continue to be an important part of his work. Reference: askart.com

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