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Jim Wilcox

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Last known City: Jackson
Last known State: WY
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Since 1969, Jim Wilcox has painted extensively in Jackson Hole and in many other places throughout the world. Through his art career, he has been able to both live in and visit his his favorite places, express in paint the beauty that surrounds him, and call it work.

In 1987, he won the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award at the National Academy Western Art Show- an award he said changed his life. He also won the prestigious Frederic Remington Award from the same show. In 1994, he won the Arts for the Parks award with its accompanying $50,000 grand prize. He took away a record seven different awards during the years in he participated in that show.

In 2001, he was one of the four artists invited to participate in the Rendezvous art show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he exhibited forty-seven paintings for three months. He continues to participate in the Gilcrease shows regularly. Wilcox has participated in the Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition since 2001. He was also the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival's Featured Artist in 2003 with his acclaimed painting Celebration of Fall. In 2009 he exhibited at the Masters, the Prix de West Invitational , the Western Rendevous of Art and the Buffalo Bill Museum Show and Sale.

Numerous national magazines and television shows have featured Wilcox and he also appears in two instructional videos. Light- which he has always considered his primary subject, regardless of what it enhances-continues to fascinate him. Though realistic in his painting technique, the beautiful abstract patterns that he finds in nature continue to be an important part of his work.

Bio from Autry National Center


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