CLARK KELLEY PRICE was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho
in 1945. As a child he loved to draw and even his earliest artistic
efforts told a story. His parents Rex T. and Kathryn E. Price
recognized his talent and encouraged him to use it. He received
his formal education at Ricks College and Brigham Young University,
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in oil painting. His love of
the West, both modern and historical, and his life experiences
have been his greatest resources in developing his talent.
He spent his early years living in a log cabin that his parents
had built in Montana. Surrounded by nature, Clark developed
an appreciation for the land, as well as an ability to observe
the kinds of details that many overlook. He has been able to
call upon his observations and experiences to create the art
for which he has become known.
Clark worked on various ranches since his teen years, giving
him a feel for and an appreciation of the cowboy life. His experiences
with his own horses over the last 30 years, packing and hunting
in the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming add to the authentic flavor
of his work.
Each of Clark's paintings tells a unique story, and his work
is often compared to that of master Western artists. He has
participated in the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition
and Sale at the Autry National Center, and has twice been selected
for the Arts for the Parks Top 100 in Jackson, Wyoming, winning
the historical award one year. Clark's art has also appeared
in several books and magazines.
Since 1973 Clark has been a full-time artist, and his work can
be found in private collections in the United States and abroad.
Clark was accepted into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America
Organization in 2004. He and his wife, Irene, reside in Star
Valley, Wyoming. They are the parents of seven children.
"The Shoshoni's and Their Horses-Key to the Pacific"
Oil and Limited Edition Print by Clark Kelley Price, CA
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