Howard Terpning

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Quite simply, Howard Terpning is one of the most lauded painters of Western art. His awards are so numerous and he is honored with them so often, that to list them would require changing the count every few months. To name three would be to cite the highest prizes awarded to Western art: countless awards from the Cowboy Artists of America, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, the National Academy of Western Art’s Prix de West and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gene Autry Museum. Why such praise? Passion, compassion, devotion and respect for his subject matter, extraordinary talent in palette and brushstroke, an exceptional ability to evoke emotion both in his paintings and from those viewing them — all this and more has made Terpning the “Storyteller of the Native American.” Born in Illinois and educated at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art, he first gained attention from some powerful Time and Newsweek covers. Film fans praised his movie posters for such classics as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and the re-issue of Gone with the Wind. But his love of the West and Native American traditions saw his transition to fine art. Terpning is a long-time member of the Cowboy Artists of America, which has presented him with Gold and Silver awards, “Best of Show” awards, and “Best Overall Show by a Single Artist” awards more than two dozen times. His book, The Art of Howard Terpning won the Wrangler “Outstanding Art Book” award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

 

 


Awards
Cowboy Artists of America
1980 Oil Painting – Silver “Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek”
1980 Drawing – Silver “The Spectators”
1980 Men’s Art Council Award “Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek”
1980 Colt Award – Artists’ Choice
1981 Oil Painting – Gold “Dust of Many Pony Soldiers”
1981 Drawing – Gold “The Warrior”
1981 Western Art Association Best of Show Award “Dust of Many Pony Soldiers”
1981 Colt Award – Artists’ Choice
1982 Oil Painting – Silver “The Scouts of General Crook”
1982 Colt Award – Artists’ Choice
1983 Oil Painting – Gold “Medicine Man of the Cheyenne”
1983 Drawing and other Media – Silver “Buffalo Runners”
1983 Colt Award – Artists’ Choice
1985 Oil Painting – Gold “Apache Fire Makers”
1985 Other Media – Gold “The Storyteller”
1986 Oil Painting – Gold “Cavalry Scouts”
1986 Other Media – Gold “Wolves”
1986 Colt Award – Artists’ Choice
1987 Oil Painting – Gold “Hope Springs Eternal – The Ghost Dance”
1987 Western Art Association Best of Show Award “Hope Springs Eternal – The Ghost Dance”
1988 Mixed Media – Gold “On the Brink”
1989 Oil Painting – Silver “Major North and the Pawnee Battalion”
1990 Stetson Award (Formerly Colt Award) – Artists’ Choice
1991 Oil Painting – Gold “Prospectors Among the Blackfeet”
1992 Oil Painting – Gold “Army Regulations”
1992 Drawing and Other Media – Gold “Profile of Wisdom”
1992 CAA Award – Artists’ Choice
1993 CAA Award – Artists’ Choice
1995 Oil Painting – Gold “Crossing Below the Falls”
1995 CAA Award – Artists’ Choice
1995 Best of Show Award
1997 Oil Painting – Silver “The Bonnet Case”
1997 CA Award – Artists Choice
1998 Oil Painting – Gold “Offerings to the Little People”
1998 Gouache – Gold “Whiskey Smugglers”
1998 Drawing and Other Media – Gold “Guarding the Lodge”
1998 CA Award – Artists Choice
1998 Best of Show – Kieckhefer Award “Offerings to the Little People”
2000 Oil Painting – Gold “The Sound of Buffalo”
2000 Water Solubles – Gold “River Crow”
2001 Water Solubles – Gold “Thunder Speaks”
2002 Drawing and Other Media – Silver “Council Mediator”

National Academy Of Western Art (N.A.W.A.)

1980 Oil Painting Gold “Stones That Speak”
1981 Prix De West “Moving Day on the Flathead”
1981 Oil Painting Silver “Moving Day on the Flathead”
1992 Remington Award “Against the Cold Maker”
1996 Prix De West Award “The Trophy”
1998 Remington Award “The Rivers Gift”

Prix De West Show
2007 2007 Oklahoma Centennial Award “Lady of the House” oil

The Hubbard Art Award Of Excellence
1990 Oil Painting Best of Show “Transferring The Medicine Shield”

Autry Museum
2000 John Geraghty Award – Contribution to Western Art
2001 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “Ready for the Dance” oil
2004 Masters of the American West Award “Force of Nature Humbles All Men” oil
2004 Trustees Purchase Award
2005 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “Camp at the Cougar’s Den” oil
2005 Patrons Choice Award
2006 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “Sunset for the Comanche” oil
2007 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “The Shaman and his Magic Feathers” oil

Eiteljorg Museum of American Western Art
2001 Eiteljorg Award for excellence in American Western art

State of Arizona
2003 Nominated for the Governor’s Arts Award in the Artist category.

Brisco Museum
2007 1st Governor Brisco Legacy Award