Clyde Aspevig

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Clyde Aspevig (born in Montana near the Canadian border, 1951) is an American landscape painter. He is considered one of the Masters of the American West. Aspevig received his first painting instruction from his uncle, Roald Haaland; and the artist recalls. "Because I grew up in a vacuum in Montana, I wasn't taught the cliches". In 1990, the National Academy of Western Art honored Aspevig with the Frederic Remington Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit. The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York, has twice honored him with solo exhibitions. He has garnered, among others, the 2004 Artists’ Choice Award for his painting The Headwaters, and the 2006 John J. Geraghty Award in recognition of his advancement of contemporary Western art. [1] Aspevig has studied the work of artists he much admires including John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Winslow Homer. [2]

“An artist’s job is to create a piece that changes a person’s normal perceptions of something,” says Clyde, “to try to get you to think about things in a different way, to start looking at them as having more content, more meaning, more relevance to other things in life.” [3]

Clyde's intent is to create something beautiful and harmonic.

The Joy of Winter.

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