LOT 375

Conrad Schwiering


Mount Moran

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 36 x 48 inches

Signed lower left

Signed verso


SOLD FOR: $76,050.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV, 2005

There are 56 named peaks in Grand Teton National Park and Mount Moran is the fifth highest, rising 12,605 feet amid a gallery of snow-capped peaks in western Wyoming. The park was named after painter Thomas Moran, who was a member of the 1871 Hayden Geological Survey that explored northwest Wyoming and eventually led to the formation of the National Park System. Conrad Schwiering created this image of the famous peak in 1974, 102 years after it was named. The artist, born at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, later settled in Wyoming, where he would paint many of the peaks, especially Mount Moran, which he could see from his studio window. The artist famously tried to paint outdoors daily, regardless of weather or condition, a practice he said helped hone his understanding of light, composition and subject. During his career, he was honored with many one-man shows, including an important exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum in 1985. The following year, the artist passed away doing what he loved, planning a painting on the beach at Point Lobos State Park in California. After his death, the bulk of his archives and studio were donated to the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming.


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