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Known for his western scene paintings, especially with horses and cowboys, Newman Myrah has his studio in Oregon and was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. He said: "...my interest in the horse and what the animal meant to the West determines the subject matter of many of my paintings." When he was five years old, Myrah moved to Deer Lodge, Montana with his parents and was raised in a small town, where he was the only kid that seemed to have art talent. After high school, he went to commercial art school in Portland During World War II, he was in Japan and in 1949, became a free-lance artist in Portland. By 1980, he was a full-time fine-art painter and credits Charles Russell for much of his inspiration. Myrah was a charter member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group. Source askart.com

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