A captivating exhibition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will reveal to all who are willing to hear the secrets of this masterful watercolorist’s artistic theology and process.
Although he died in 2008, the legacy of watercolorist Lowell Ellsworth Smith is one that is sure to stand the test of time. Opened on May 27 at the delightful National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, “Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting” will explore the award-winning artist’s “deeply personal artistic interpretations concerning his varied subject matter,” the museum writes. Highlights from the exhibition include more than 20 watercolor portrait and landscape studies inspired by the American West and Mexico. Among the watercolors is the outstanding 1983 Prix de West Purchase Award-winning “Church Façade, Plaza del Oriente.”
To learn more, visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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