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.
City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission
Adelante Foundation – Nadine & Eddie Basha
Trailside Galleries of Scottsdale
Joe Beeler, Spellbound, oil on canvas; Courtesy the Peterson Family Collection. Staff Photo.
Joe Beeler, Cowboy In A Slicker, oil on canvas; On loan from The Eddie Basha Collection. Photo by Cesar Laure.
Joe Beeler, Dog Soldiers, bronze; On loan from The Eddie Basha Collection. Photo by Cesar Laure.