Artist Jerry Crandall

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The Artist Says:

"Born in La Junta Colorado, near historic Bent's Fort, and with my father's love of the old west, it was natural for me to fall in love with history. Instead of doing my homework, I would read firsthand accounts and diaries by Kit Carson and other leading period figures. Thus the foundation for my love the old west was established. By constantly studying and researching pre 1900 western personalities and events  I am continually formulating paintings that not only tell stories, but capture the essence of leading historical personalities. A current commission includes numerous portraits of leading Native Americans who participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. I honestly enjoy bringing the historical old west to life through my artwork."           
" A technically well executed piece that tells a story and is historically accurate is my goal for each painting. "            Jerry Crandall

Collectors Say:

The thing that makes his work so excitingly real is that he understands what he paints...the longer you gaze at and search Jerry’s works, the more they become short stories rather than paintings.............quote from Rendezvous and Longrifles Magazine


Fine Traditional Art by Jerry Crandall;
a passionate collector, an intense historian and a talented artist — an electrifying union producing thrilling, rich expressions of history.
Member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism
Exhibition history/Galleries past several years:
               Southwest Gallery Dallas
               Traveling the West Art show and sale
               Coeur d'Alene Gallery
               Beartooth Gallery
               Victor Gallery
               Favell Museum art show and sale
               Cisco's Gallery
               Out West Art Show and Sale, Great Falls Western Art Week, CM Russell
               Colors of Fall, Great Falls Montana
               Tombstone 25th Anniversary, Tombstone Arizona
               Settler's West
              Bosque Art Classic
       Logan Fine Art Gallery
Listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the West, 5000 Personalities of the World
Featured in Who's Who in Contemporary Western Artists ; International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement
Participated in art shows since 1974; numerous commissions and several galleries and awards over the         years.
Art is found in important museums and collections worldwide including: Smithsonian Institute; Favell Museum of Western Art; U.S. Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola, FL; USAF Museum Dayton, Ohio; Military Museum of Moscow and Monino Aviation Museum, Russia and Italian Aviation Museum, Italy
Numerous celebrity portrait commissions including Charlton Heston, Robert Conrad, Powers Booth, Frank Stallone, Peter Sherayko, Michael Biehn, Buck Taylor.
Many television appearances including Pat Sajak Show, Mike Douglas Show, the History Channel and A & E Programs
Served as Technical Advisor for western movies ~ Centennial 26 hour mini-series for TV, The Mountain Men and Tombstone among others
Historical re-enactor since 1960:
               16 Civil War Official Centennial re-enactments
               1976 Battle of the Little Big Horn Centennial re-ride as General G.A. Custer
               Dozens of American Mountain men period encampments
Participated in the 1984 Wild West Show ~ U.S. Olympic Shooting Contestants
Artwork in print since 1977 with many sold out editions
Featured in Art and History magazines:
               Southwest Art [...]

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