Martin Grelle

Distant Signal

MEDIUM: Oil on linen

DIMENSIONS: 36 x 48 inches

ESTIMATE: $150,000.00 - $200,000.00

Signed/CA and dated 2015 lower right

Signed/CA, titled and dated 2015 verso

Additional Information

Provenance:
Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, 2015
Private collection, Colorado

Painted in 2015, Distant Signal shows many of the qualities collectors seek in a Martin Grelle painting: gorgeous color, a composition that allows for an intriguing narrative, breathtaking scenery and historical accuracy. The painting was created during two important milestones in the art world: 2015 marked a year-long celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Cowboy Artists of America, and it also marked the 10th anniversary for the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West exhibition, which is where Distant Signal was sold via live auction. In addition to the Eiteljorg exhibition in Indianapolis, Grelle (and his fellow Cowboy Artists) opened shows and exhibitions in Oklahoma, Georgia and Arizona, as well as smaller gallery shows around the country to mark the CA’s 50th year.

Born in Clifton, Texas, on the northeastern edge of Texas Hill Country, where he still lives today, Grelle began his art career early with his first show while he was still in high school. The young painter looked up to cowboy artists Melvin Warren and James Boren, both of whom lived in Bosque County near him. He was later mentored by Boren before going on to become one of the top living Western artists painting today. Today his works are in many of the most prestigious collections, including a number of major museum collections.

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