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Western painter G. Russell Case creates his sweeping, idealized versions of the western landscape that combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination of an artist’s mind. The monumental scale of Maynard Dixon, or the unfiltered color and light of Thomas Moran both find their way into his visual language. We are transported into a world created by shadow and light, of immense vistas punctuated by jagged mountains and inhabited by lonesome cowboys.
Born in the small town of Brigham City, Utah, Russell Case’s artistic enthusiasm was first fostered by his father, Gary Case, who was also an artist. This transition developed during his college years, where Case studied with the intent to become a professor of art. After graduating from Utah State University in 1990, Case decided to dedicate himself to painting full-time.
Case has won numerous awards including Best of Show and First Place Oil Painting, Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona in 2001; First Place at Southwest Magazine Artist to Watch Show in Steam Boat Springs, Colorado in 2002; and Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Artist’s Choice, Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel Junction, Utah in 2003. Among the shows that Case has been invited to in the last few years are the Prix de West in Oklahoma City, OK; Western Visions show in Jackson, WY; Coors Western Art Exhibition, Denver, CO.; and Maynard Dixon Country, Mt. Carmel.