Organizations* : NAWA, NWR, OPA
Inspired by the sagebrush and wide open horizons of Wyoming and Montana, Clyde Aspevig is a landscape painter with little formal art training.
He was born in Rudyard, Montana and raised on a small working farm near the Canadian border. He became mindful of people’s reliance upon the land, although he left the farm to attend Eastern Montana College in Billings. However, he dropped out to spend the winter in the Bear Paw Mountains and then returned for a degree in art education. He taught for one year in Sandy, Oregon high school and returned to Montana with his wife, artist Carol Guzman, to paint full time.
The Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers are favorite painting sites. He does sketches on location and finishes the work in his studio.
In 1997, his "Rocky Mountains Colorado" won the "Prix de West "award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group and he is the first Montana artist since Charlie Russell to exhibit at Grand Central Galleries in New York City. Source : AskArt.com