Grant Redden

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Grant Redden was born and raised in southwest Wyoming. His father was foreman on one of the largest sheep ranches in the state, running 21,000 head of sheep. When Grant was 12, his father purchased his own outfit with 5,000 Columbia ewes and 300 mother cows. The work, always a family affair, became even more intense. Horses were an integral part of his family’s operation including camp horses, pack strings in the summer and work horses to pull camps and feed the livestock in heavy winters. Naturally, they are a major part of his art. Grant believes these animals have their own personalities and characteristics which should come out in each painting. No formulas.

His parents were from pioneering stock — his mother was born in a log cabin on the Henry’s Fork of the Green River in southwest Wyoming to a homesteading family and attended a one-room schoolhouse until high school. Her family was fiercely independent and self-reliant. His father’s family was among the first pioneers to settle this area. With this background, Grant developed a strong attachment to the land and the life and an interest in the history. He feels blessed to have the chance to build his home and raise his family on 120 acres of their summer pastureland and dedicate himself to painting what he knows.

Primarily self-taught, he has had the opportunity to be mentored by many generous living masters and has studied the work of deceased masters such as Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Heinrich Von Zugel and many others.

Becoming a member of the Cowboy Artists of America is a great honor. The CAA has a rich tradition of creating art that celebrates the Western life authentically, at a quality level that requires dedication and commitment. Redden’s paintings have received numerous awards since becoming a member, proving his caliber as an artist.

Awards:

2018: 

  • Stetson Award, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Gold Medal for Oil/Acrylic, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

2017:

  • Anne Marion Best of Show Award, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Gold Medal for Oil, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

2016:

  • Stetson Award, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Gold Medal for Oil, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

2014:

  • Gold Medal for Oil, Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

2013:

  • Silver Medal for Watercolor, “High Country,” Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Gold Medal for Oil, “Loading the Sled,” Cowboy Artists of America, Cowboy Crossings, Oklahoma City, OK

2012:

  • Artists Choice, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Cody, WY

Publications:

Western Art Collector Magazine (October 2018), Wester Art Collector Magazine (Featured Article July 2017), Art of the West Magazine (Featured Article Sept/Oct 2013), Western Art Collector Magazine (Cover December 2013).