Western Art for Sale
Head west to the desert landscape with wild horses stampeding down steep canyons. This curated selection tells the story of cowboy life on the range. Browse one-of-a-kind western oil paintings for sale inspired by cobalt blue skies and dusty sage plants.Read more
New York-born Frederic Sackrider Remington is synonymous with the Old West. His gift for penetrating images of life on the western frontier began at a very young age, when sketching cowboys and Indians took precedence over arithmetic.
At a pivotal point in his career, Remington was sent out west to paint portraits of Army soldiers, earning the nickname “The Soldier Artist.” His fame made him a favorite of western Army officers fighting the last Native American battles. In time he got exclusive access to his subjects which augmented his reputation among eager fans of his work. One of his western horse paintings, Cavalry in an Arizona Sandstorm, galvanized his thoughts about the territory so often portrayed in his work, “...the heat was awful and the dust rose in the clouds. Men get sulky and go into a comatose state--the fine alkali dust penetrates everything but the canteens.”
On a 2015 episode of “Antiques Roadshow,” Ty Dodge walked in with a 120-year-old Frederic Remington oil portrait in his family’s possession for decades. Appraised at $7,500 for insurance purposes in the 1960s, the 1896 oil painting hung on Dodge’s living room wall for years. On the Roadshow, Dodge learned his western painting and the letter that accompanied it were valued up to $800,000.
Featured in the painting was Dodge’s great-grandfather in military attire standing in front of a dusty desert landscape. It was part of a series Remington had painted representing each branch of the Army, this one for infantrymen. The letter, which the artist wrote three years later, commends Febiger on his military achievements and suggests they get together for a drink soon.
According to records, the western style painting hung in the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY until 1938 when Dodge’s grandmother made a deal to acquire it. Following “Antiques Roadshow,” it was donated to the Birmingham Museum of Art to be included with its collection of Remington’s bronze sculptures.
The artists at UGallery are influenced by the rugged desert landscape and wild west stories. Read what painters Crystal DiPietro and Sherri Aldawood have to say about their modern western art for sale.
“Many artists work with the landscape, but I see my work as different from most. I tend not to see landscapes as soft and pretty, but rugged, dramatic, and colorful. I spend a lot of time in remote spots and use layers of color. Landscapes of southern Utah, for example, continuously change as the light shifts, throwing shadows of faces, mazes, and alien patterns across the cliff faces.” - Crystal DiPietro, Western landscape painter
“In New Mexico, I learned to paint. I traveled there for graduate school, but it wasn’t so much the classroom that taught me to hone my artistic skills, but rather the landscape. The Cadmium red of the rocky ground, intense Cobalt of the sky and pungency of the dusty sage became my palette.” - Tara Zalewsky-Nease, Western landscape painter