Conrad Schwiering (American 1916-1986) achieved a great deal of success while he was alive, unlike most artists. in 1981 he was recognized by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum with a one man exhibition of 38 of his paintings. He was awarded the Trustees Gold Medal for his “…outstanding contributions to Western art.” (from the text of the award letter)
He was honored by the Gilcrease Museum with another one man exhibition of 25 of his paintings entitled "The American Landscapes of Conrad Schwiering."(September 11-November 17, 1985). Additionally, throughout the last years of his life, he was regularly featured in the Denver Rotary Club's annual exhibition Artists of America, the annual exhibitions of the National Academy of Western Art and was featured in art magazines including Western Art Digest in the summer of 1985. This article entitled "Painter of the Rockies" included an interview and pictures of several paintings that would be included in the one man exhibition at the Gilcrease later that year.
Conrad Schwiering died January 26, 1986 at the age of 69 in Monterey, California. The obituary that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News stated: "Western landscape artist Conrad Schwiering has died of a heart attack while sketching and taking photographs for a painting at Point Lobos State Park…" (San Jose Mercury News, January 30, 1986).
In 1999, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming acquired the Schwiering collection of sketches and field studies and his art library "thanks to the philanthropy of William Schwiering, the family of Mary Ethel Schwiering [Conrad's wife], and Elaine and Jack Rosenthal" (quote from the museum's Conrad Schwiering brochure).
Additionally, his Jackson Hole studio has been recreated in the museum. The brochure further notes: "The Nicolaysen is extremely proud and grateful that it has been chosen as the permanent repository for the legacy of this fine artist."
Compiled and written by David Moore, Montana. Published from the archives of AskArt.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Artist: Conrad Schwiering (American 1916-1986)
Medium: Signed/Numbered Lithograph.
Title: "Singling Out"
Size: 21 1/2 by 28 1/4 inches.
Signed: Lower Right Margin.
Numbered: Lower Left Margin 95/200.
Condition: Very Good.
**Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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