Western American Art

Aired 10/19/17

The famous Oscar Wilde saying “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life” holds little truth in Colorado. With the magnificent mountains and bucolic landscapes located across the state, artist and pioneers could not help but replicate the sights before them. From the documentary art of early expeditions, to the celebratory art of the iconic bronco busting cowboy, discover the backstory of 250 years of Western American art.