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Craig Tennant

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State of origin: NJ
Last known City: Golden
Last known State: CO
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Craig Tennant began his early art training in 1967 with Grey Advertising in New York. Stating in the mat room he quickly moved to mechanicals and then was made the Assistant Art Director for the Kool Aid account. In 1970 he joined the staff of illustrators at BBD and O, where he worked on a variety of major, national accounts

In 1989, Tennant moved to Colorado to focus on western oil paintings. He started his own publishing business, Cheyenne Press, in 1994, to promote his work. The same year, he was voted 21st in the nation's top print artists ( by a US Art Magazine survey of over 850 galleries nationwide). In 1996 Tennant was commissioned by Park Meadows Shopping Resort to paint a Colorado Scene for the Nordstrom entrance.

His work appeared on the covers of Western Lifestyles, Wild West, The Equine Image, Rocky Mountain Rider, Colorado Country Life, Muzzleloader and Beef Magazines. He has been the subject of additional feature articles in Western Horseman, Art of the West, Western Lifestyles, Southwest Art, American Cowboy, US Art, InformArt and others. Four of his Native American paintings are shown in Crabtree publishing's Native Nations of North America series of children's books published in 2001.

Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (www.Eiteljorg.org)

 

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