Autry National Center

Andrew Peters

Andrew Peters

Born in 1954, Andrew Peters has dedicated his life to landscape painting using impressionistic and academic methods. He is irresistibly drawn to wild places for his plein-air sketches, which he has created throughout the American West and on other continents. 

Peters's first instruction at the Joslyn Art Museum coincided with an exhibition of Karl Bodmer's watercolors, which kindled his passion for travel and painting onsite.  He was mentored in painting by Fran Day, in ecology by James Malkowski, and received his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. Andrew Peters won his first major art competition at age twenty-two. He roamed Africa for a year painting animals, landscapes, and Indigenous peoples, which resulted in major exhibitions at the Joslyn and the Denver Museum of Natural History. He lived in Cusco, Peru, painting scenes of Aymara and Quechua Indians, and in Florence, Italy, painting large canvases of Tuscan hill towns for major corporate commissions. He has sought subjects in Spain, Morocco, and Romania.

His work is found in the permanent collection of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he was the first Artist-in-Residence. The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Cincinnati Museum Center, and Colorado History Museum have featured his work.

In 2010 Peters was the featured artist and lecturer at Arts on the Green in Cashiers, North Carolina. In addition to Masters he participated that year in the Prix de West, the C. M. Russell's Masters in Miniature, the Buffalo Bill Western Art Show and Sale, the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Western Visions Miniatures and More Show and Sale, and the Jackson Hole Art Auction. He is an ardent conservationist involved in prairie and wetland restoration.

Andrew Peters is represented by Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

artwork

3 of 4 artworks shown below.

  • The American ranch symbolizes people and animals working together on the land and caring for it properly. Vast regions of the West are in the capable hands of private ranchers, who by definition are professional land stewards. These unaltered native landscapes also act as wildlife preserves, aquifer regenerators, and atmospheric purifiers as well as providing high-grade hunting and fishing destinations.

    Andrew Peters

    Evening Pastoral, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. ($14,000)

    The American ranch symbolizes people and animals working together on the land and caring for it properly. Vast regions of the West are in the capable hands of private ranchers, who by definition are professional land stewards. These unaltered native landscapes also act as wildlife preserves, aquifer regenerators, and atmospheric purifiers as well as providing high-grade hunting and fishing destinations.

  • Andrew Peters

    Packstring at Daybreak, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. (SOLD)

  • Andrew Peters

    Flathead Country, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. (SOLD)

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

© 2014 Autry National Center of the American West. All rights reserved.