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Dan Crowley

Birth place or City of origin: Redlands
State of origin: CA
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Dan Crowley was born in 1926 in Redlands, California, and after his 1944 high school graduation he served in the US Merchant Marines and US Navy for four years. He the attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he met his wife Betty Jane, a fellow artist. In 1953 , they married and moved to New York City, where he was a successful commercial artist for 20 years before moving to Tucson, Arizona in 1974.

Crowley is equally accomplished in the use of oil, watercolor and pencil. His paintings of Native American reflect meticulous attention to detail. He is a member of the Cowboy Artists of America and the Tucson 7 artists’ group.

He exhibits annually at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 1999, Crowley’s painting The Laundress won the Masters of American West Award, given in recognition of the work acquired for the Autry National Center’s permanent collection. At the 2006 Cowboys Artists of American Sale and Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona, Crowley won the Gold Medal for Oil Painting and at the 2009 show he won the Silver Medal for drawing. His work was featured in the November 2009 issue of Western Art Collector.

Don Crowley is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas, Settlers West Galleries Inc, Tucson, Ariaona and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona. Giclee reproductions of his work are available through Greenwich Workshop dealers.

Bio from Autry Masters of the American West 2011


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