John Moyers

2022 Gayle Roski Stories of the West Award, Sponsored by Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross

Born on August 31, 1958, John Moyers grew up in an artistic environment in New Mexico. He counted his father, sculptor and Illustrator William Moyers, as his first role model. His early tutoring and encouragement set the stage for a number of experiences that have given Moyers a desire to paint the beauty and serenity of nature.

Moyers considers 1979 a turning point in his career. He had been working in animation but decided to instead devote his career to fine art. He traveled to the Okanagan Game Farm in Penticton, British Columbia, to study and paint from life. While there, he met the most significant influence in his artistic career, the great Robert Lougheed. He also met the most significant influence in his personal life, his future wife, Terri.

In 2017 he won the James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award for The Elders’ Walk at the Masters of the American West, and the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award for The Way to Sacred Water at Quest for the West. He received the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 2003 Prix de West, and in 2004 he and Terri were among thirteen Prix de West artists whose work was featured at the Forbes Galleries in New York City. In 2011 he, Terry, and their good friend Curt Walters participated in a three-artist show at Forbes Galleries.

Moyers was a member of Cowboy Artists of America for 16 years. While a member he won numerous awards, including seven Best of Show and four Cowboy Artist awards.

John Moyers is represented by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California; and Wood River Fine Arts, Ketchum, Idaho.


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