Bill Mittag Home About the Artist Contact the Artist Artwork Portfolio

About the Artist

Painting the Great American West

Bill Mittag - Biography


I paint the American West, the era before the Great Western Migration changed it forever. My oil paintings are western and landscape, however my favorite subject matter is the Northern and Southern Plains Tribes, usually in peaceful camp settings.  These paintings primarily show the passage and life of man through the landscape. It is my intent to create the feeling of "being there". I consider my painting style as semi-impressionistic. I use a warm pallette with heavy paint, leaving the center subjects in detail. I enjoy the "time of the horse" history of these Native Americans. I have a studio with books on the many western tribes, artifacts, weapons and other items of the American West.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science - New Mexico State University
Teaching Certificate - Eastern New Mexico University
Graduate Study - UCLA

Art Studies
Attended workshops with several members of the Cowboy Artists of America

Memberships/Honors/Awards
Western Artists of America
Lifetime Artist Member of the Mountain Oyster Club
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) permit #7244 (1962-1973)
Leanin Tree Card Artist

Best of Show - National Western Art Show/Auction
Western Art Roundup - Indian Heritage Award
Best of Show - Chatauqua Art Festival
Poster Artist - Western and Wildlife Fine Art Show
Numerous other awards.

 

Collections:

Security National Bank - Omaha, NE

McGraw-Hill Corp. New York, NY

T. Boone Pickens - (Mesa Vista Ranch) Pampa, TX

US Army General Tommy Franks

R.D. and JoanDale Hubbard, Palm Desert, CA

John Morris, Pro Bass Shops - Springfield, MO


Please contact me regarding availability, price and other information about my paintings.
Thanks for Looking  -   Westernly yours,  Bill
Bill Mittag
20670 North 41 st. Avenue
Glendale, Arizona  85308      Phone (623)581-2928

Bill Mittag - Biography
Edit My SiteAVAILABLE PAINITINGS
Artist Websites by FineArtStudioOnline
Mobile Site | iPhone Site | Regular Site