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Karin Hollebeke

Birth place or City of origin: Wolfsburg
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Last known City: Vernal
Last known State: UT
Start/Birth date: 1949
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A Western painter and sculptor for more than thirty years, Hoellbeke live, paints and ranches in Utah. There she experiences a frontier lifestyle as exciting as her paintings, which depict events in the Old West. She finds that ranching life helps her capture authentic details in her dramatic scenes.

Hollebeke first became interested in art while in her teens. After her family moved from Germany to El Paso Texas, she learned about ranch life firsthand , an experience that sparked her in Western art.

To pursue her interest in sculpture, Hollebeke studied with sculptor Ed Fraughton and opportunity she describes as " learning the basics from the best". Tom Lovell, another veteran Western artist, influence her painting style. She found his candor "devastating" but found the his advice helped her find her own style which has earned her international recognition.

Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (


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