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Mark Ogle, based in Kalispell, Montana was born in Helena, Montana in 1952. He was raised and educated in Kalispell where his first venture into the art business was to help the Ace Powell Bronze Foundry in 1970. After three years of military service with the U.S. Army in Germany (and a third place finish in the European Armed Forces pool tournament), Mark committed himself to a career as a painter. Mark began studying art under many contemporary artists including Joe Abbrescia, Robert Cavanaugh, Ace Powell and Bud Helbig. Ogle specializes in bold, colorful oil paintings and soft pastel watercolors and has won awards including Best of Show at the Kalispell Art Show & Auction in 1979 and again in 1982. In 1981 he won Best of Show at the Stockmans Federation show in Calgary, Alberta. In 1982 Mark was the first recipient of the Ace Powell Memorial Award. From 1987 through 1998 Mark was placed four times in the Top 100 of the Arts for the Parks competition, sponsored by the National Parks Academy of the Arts. The New Horizons competition in Las Vegas awarded Mark Best of Show in 1999. His work has been on tour by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines, and in a new book from International Fine Art Collector Press, The New American Impressionism. Mark Ogle's work was featured artist in the first western art exhibition ever to appear in the Republic of Ireland, and as a guest of the Japanese government, he was selected as a delegate to Komoto, Japan to represent Montana and the Arts by the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Source askart.com

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