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Born in 1951 on Montana's Hi Line, Clyde Aspevig has painted seriously from age nine. He received his first oils and instruction from his artist-uncle, Roald Haaland White attending Eastern Montana College in the 1970s, Aspevig encountered few good examples of representational art , but he found a mentor there in Professor Ben Steele.
At age thirty-one, Aspevig became the first Montanan since Charles Russell to exhibit at Grand Central Galleries in New York City. In 1990, the National Academy of Western Art honored Aspevig with the Frederic Remington Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit. The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York, has twice honored him with solo exhibitions, in 1991 and 2005.
During the past decade, Aspevig has made painting trips throughout North America, the Caribbean, England, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands. Considered one of America's preeminent landscape artists, his work is collected internationally. In 1997 he won the Pr ix de West Purchase Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. At the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, he garnered the 2007 Masters of the American West Purchase Award, given in recognition of work acquired for the Autry National Center's permanent collection, for his painting Raindrops and Dragonflies: the 2006 John J Geraghty in recognition of his advancement of contemporary Western art: and the 2004 Artist's Choice Award for his painting The Headwaters.
Clyde Aspevig is represented by Trailside Galleries. Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona
Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (www.Eiteljorg.org)