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Bruce Cheever (b. 1963)  Artworks >>

Bruce Cheever was born in Utah in 1958 and spent much of his youth drawing and painting. At an early age his mother recognized his talents and provided opportunities to help him develop his talents and enrolled him in adult art classes when he was only eleven years old. Cheever entered Brigham Young University in 1977 and pursued degrees in Industrial Arts and Design Technology. He was soon recognized by a professor as a talented draftsman and illustrator. He began his artistic career as an illustrator and built a strong foundation for his future as a painter. He now lives on wooded mountain acreage in Woodland Hills, Utah and considers himself fortunate to view the world in an artistic way. He says, "When you are born with a mind that is always computing what you see in an artistic manner, you had better learn to use it to your advantage and recognize the wonderful benefit that it is." Bruce Cheever enjoys painting a variety of subjects, but particularly loves the landscape. Vern Swanson, Director of the Springville Museum of Art states, "The result of Bruce's work is painstaking precision. He is a Western Americana artist with strong spatial conceptions and his lighting style delicately prompts collective remembrances of Utah's distinctive landscape." Cheever loves reading about art and artists and visits museums as often as possible. He says, "I am inspired by impressionism, tonalism, realism and luminosity. . . My hope is to inspire others through my art and to participate in reminding mankind that the world can be good if we learn to appreciate it." He has been awarded the Top 100 Award for Excellence at the annual Arts for the Parks and has exhibited work at the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, WY. His work has also been featured in the fine art publications, "Art of the West" and "Southwest Art". Source

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