This major retrospective exhibition pays tribute to Joe Beeler, a founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, which is recognized as one of the most influential artists’ groups in the nation’s history. Beeler helped define Western art not only for his generation but future generations.
A chronicler of the American West, his art depicts his own personal stories about the people, places, powwows and roundups in which he was a participant. More than 80 paintings and bronzes of cowboys, Plains and Southwest Native Americans, mountain men and animals – as well as the ephemera and personal objects included in the exhibition − exemplify the artist’s vision, his storytelling ability and love of life. Also featured are video presentations, and a recreation of the artist’s Sedona, Arizona studio. This exhibition is sponsored by the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission, Adelante Foundation - Nadine and Eddie Basha, and Trailside Galleries of Scottsdale.