About The Artist/Art
About Chris Owen
Chris Owen’s iconic cowboy paintings are inspired by the mystique and legend of the American Cowboy and the culture and lifestyle of the American West.
Chris’ work has won the Museum Purchase Award at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Governor’s Invitational Western Art Show, Cheyenne, WY. At the National Western Coors Western Art Exhibit, Denver, CO, he was awarded featured artist and won the National Western Permanent Collection Purchase Award. At the Graphic Arts Industry’s 2006 international competition in Chicago, IL, the print titled “A Cowboy’s Morning” won the Benjamin Franklin “Benny” award for best giclee print. Chris’ work is in the permanent collection at the Pearce Western Art Collection, Corsicana, TX. He has exhibited at the C.M. Russell Art Auction, Great Falls, MT, and Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY.
Chris was born in 1967 in the south central Montana community of Billings. He majored in art at Montana State University Billings, and attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
In 2011, Chris Owen Western Art Publishing was established with the purpose of providing galleries and their customers with the highest quality giclees of his work. This is done by giving each print the personal attention of the artist.