Jim Morgan




Biography

Playing with light, brushstrokes, and texture in the style of an impressionist, Jim Morgan constantly searches for different ways to express the beauty he sees in nature. He seeks to attain only a few relatively simple goals in his art. He wants to enjoy the process of painting, while generating emotional participation from those who view his work. And, he tries to bring an awareness to others of the often-overlooked and intimate aspects of nature.

EXHIBITIONS

• National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Prix de West, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Northwest Rendezvous, Helena, Montana
• Artists of America, Denver Rotary, Denver, Colorado
• Birds in Art, 1982-83, 1986-2002: the Artists’ View, 1990-1996 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
• Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions, New York
• Western Visions, Wildlife of the American West Museum, Jackson, Wyoming
• Living Legends and Young Brushes, 1997-2000, Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.
• Buffalo Bill Western Art Show, Cody, Wyoming
• American Art in Miniature, Tulsa, Oklahoma
• The Landscape and Closer Views, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana
• Great American Artists, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Masters of the American West, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Las Angeles, California
• Wildlife for a New Century, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
• American Masters, New York City, New York
• Coors Western Art Show, Denver, Colorado
• Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel, Utah
• Allure of Water – Oil Painters of America, Stockton, California

MEMBERSHIPS

• National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Northwest Rendezvous Group, Helena, Montana
• Society of Animal Artists, New York, New York

COLLECTIONS

Many private and public collections including:
• Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
• Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming

RECOGNITIONS

• Red Smith Artists’ Choice Award, 1996, 2007, 2012, National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming
• 2008 Master Wildlife Artist, Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
• Ben Stahl Artists’ Choice Award, 1993, 1995, 2008, Northwest Rendezvous, Park City, Utah
• People’s Choice Award, 2006, National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming
• Robert M. Lougheed Memorial Award, 1994, National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma • John Scott Peoples Choice Award, 1996, Northwest Rendezvous, Park City, Utah
• Jurors Award, 1993, Northwest Rendezvous, Park City, Utah
• Award of Merit, Society of Animal Artists, New York, New York

PUBLICATIONS

• Southwest Art Magazine, 32nd Anniversary Issue, May 2003
• Modern Wildlife Painting, Nicholas Hammond, Pica Press, 1999. — Sporting Classics, July/Aug 1999
• Art of the West Magazine, Jan/Feb 1992 & July/Aug 1998
• Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Donald J. Hagerty, Northland Publishing, 1997
• Wildlife Art Magazine, Nov/Dec 1994
Southwest Art Magazine, Aug 1992.