Bill Anton
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Heading for the Valleys

oil on board
24h x 30w in
60.96h x 76.20w cm
SOLD

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As Fall Gives Way to Winter

oil on linen
9 x 12 in
(22.86h x 30.48w cm)
SOLD

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Backcountry Companions

oil on linen
18 x 24 in
(45.72h x 60.96w cm)
SOLD

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Boulders, Brush & Sage

oil on linen
32 x 40 in
(81.28h x 101.6w cm)
SOLD

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In the Canadian Rockies

oil on board
40 x 48 in
(101.6h x 121.92w cm)
$40,000

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Jail Break
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Moonrise on the Back Trail

oil on linen
30 x 28 in
(76.2h x 71.12w cm)
SOLD

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No Place to be Shoeless

oil on linen
34 x 32 in
(86.36h x 81.28w cm)
SOLD

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Rescued Between Blizzards

oil on linen
30 x 24 in
(76.2h x 60.96w cm)
SOLD

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Sandstone Cathedrals

oil on linen
12 x 16 in
(30.48h x 40.64w cm)
SOLD

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Sure-Footed and Trail Wise

oil on linen
40 x 36 in
(101.6h x 91.44w cm)
SOLD

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Winter on the Horizon

oil on linen
8 x 12 in
(20.32h x 30.48w cm)
SOLD

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Wyoming Conference Call

oil on linen
32 x 50 in
(81.28h x 127w cm)
SOLD

Biography

Bill Anton, b. 1957, Chicago, Illinois, (United States)


After seeing the American West for the first time as a seven-year-old, Bill Anton vowed to return for good someday. He left his home in the Midwest some 12 years later and the Arizona high country has been home ever since. Exposed to art early and often, Anton drew constantly from the time he was old enough to hold a pencil. Inevitably, his two great loves in life united when he turned to western art full-time in 1982. Later, after committing to painting full-time, he studied under Michael Lynch and Ned Jacob, who encouraged him to paint from life.

Bill says, "I do not see myself as a biographer of the 'cowboy.' I know some artists feel they are recording an historical portrayal of ranch life today in the American West. But the focus of my work has always been mood and passion. If I'm recording anything, I'm recording how I feel about the West. I want the viewer to feel the drama of atmosphere and the mystery of a western night. I want the volume and portent of a cloud to be evident in the calligraphy of a brush stroke."

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