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A Look to the Future: We All Will Say "We Knew Him When..."

Tyler Crow - Cowboy Artist

While the saying goes “there are only two things certain in life —death and taxes,” we at High Noon would like to add a third — that Tyler Crow will be one of the preeminent Cowboy artists of America.

Tyler was dearly missed by so many of us this year in Phoenix. Over the past few years, his young infectious charm and enthusiasm lit up the show as he spent his time working with Jacquie Smiley and Justin Walker, talking to people, learning the business and sketching amazing drawings of life as a cowboy.

Tyler couldn’t fit the Phoenix show into his schedule this year but with good reason — one that we just have to share. Tyler, now 19, was busy studying art under the direction of Bruce Greene and Martin Grelle. Tyler’s talent came to the attention of these two masters after winning Frank Lucas’ Congressional Art Contest which placed his drawing on exhibit at the US Capitol and a subsequent award that had his work displayed at the National Cowboy Museum.

In speaking with Tyler, he admits to having been quite intimidated at the thought of being mentored by Grelle and Greene. His dedication and determination to learn and become the best artist he could holds strong. After a very short time on sabbatical training under Bruce Greene at his home in Norse, Texas, he transformed from sketch artist to painter. In an interview with Western Horseman Magazine in January, Green is quoted as saying “I’ve never seen anyone progress so quickly.” “He made huge strides in just weeks.”

Now, Tyler paints everyday, always working on a piece that reflects his true passion, the real life of today’s American cowboy. Tyler’s work has already earned exciting results at a local Oklahoma auction. While his next goal is set on exhibiting at the prestigious Pris de West Invitational Art Exhibition, we at High Noon await the day when perhaps his work will grace the front of our auction catalog, a substantial hammer will drop on his entry, and yes, he will be smiling.  All the while we will feel honored to have “known him when…”


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Smoke Signals blows your way from High Noon Western Americana of Los Angeles, California, producers of the High Noon Antique Show & Auction for 25 years (1991-2014). Smoke Signals eMagazine was founded in 2010 from a desire to share thoughts and facts with the High Noon community and look at what is going on in the Western world while feeding our readers with great recipes and giving advertisers a chance to blow their own smoke.

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Linda Kohn Sherwood, Editor

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