Shoshone Twilight

Gary Kapp

Artist Bio

Gary Kapp was born in Ogden, Utah. When he was four, his father bought a ranch in Oregon, where he was raised until he went to college. Kapp graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in art in 1966. He continued doing graduate work in the evenings for a while and spent one summer studying with Kenneth Riley. He also spent some time studying with Charles Lee, a Los Angeles illustrator.

About this time, Kapp went to work for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio, where he spent nearly ten years illustrating film strips, visualizing movies and painting backdrops. Because his interest in fine art was so intense, he painted every spare moment after work and on weekends, until 1976, when he left commercial work and began to paint full time. Having spent his formative years on a ranch, it soon became evident that his favorite subjects were Western.

Kapp's work can be found nationwide. He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, winning the Swan Graphics Award in 1982. Several of his paintings have been reproduced in limited edition by major print companies such as Swan Graphics, Texas Art Press and 3M company. Kapp has also taught at Brigham Young University.

Kapp and his wife Diane live in Utah, among some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world and where there is an abundance of cowboy, mountain man and Indian subjects.

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