Clyde Aspevig
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Clyde Aspevig’s heart became inextricably bound to the scenic majesty of Northern Montana that surrounded him as a boy. Raised in an isolated, rural community, he spent a lot of time outside where his entire development was etched around the vast landscape.  He felt a great sense of freedom as he traversed the sparsely populated area, running through coulees, observing the land, and watching the extraordinary plants and animals that dominated it.

Aspevig still lives in Montana, not far from where he grew up.  His cultural and personal experiences unite to create work of the highest caliber.  When he goes on location to paint, he encounters nature firsthand, hikes through the land, and feels the topography.  This helps him determine the idea he wants to communicate… something he considers one of the most important components of a painting.  Aspevig is a master at strategically selecting which elements to incorporate and manipulate in his paintings that will produce a compelling viewing experience. He possesses a seemingly miraculous ability to do just that while conveying a unique, three-dimensional quality in his work.

Unlike portrait work where you are confined to show likeness, Aspevig prefers to paint landscape because it allows a broader perspective for interpretation.  He believes it touches our emotions through the cumulative experiences in our lives and, psychologically, is one of the most powerful genres in which one can work.  There is an undeniable passion that exists between the artist and the landscape of Montana.  Though landscape is his muse, his vision comes from an internal connection that transcends what is seen by the eye.  “I see nature as being so much more powerful than we realize.” Inspired by less-obvious scenes, he strives to preserve their unique beauty and cadence through his paintings.

 

Clyde Aspevig has over twenty permanent exhibitions of his work across the country.  His paintings are a treasured possession for collectors and are displayed in museums, corporate, and personal collections in every state in the United States, Mexico, Canada, several European countries, and Japan.  In addition to his numerous awards, Aspevig has been featured in publications for over three decades.

 

Edgar Payne Award, 2013
Clyde received the Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape for “Aspen Pond” 30×60″ oil on linen at the 102nd California Art Club’s Gold Medal Show at USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

The Gold Thunderbird Award, 2010
Clyde won The Gold Thunderbird Award for Best in Show at the Maynard Dixon Country Exhibition and Sale.  The award was presented by Paul Bingham, President and Founder of The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, Mt. Carmel, Utah.

2007 – Masters of the American West Purchase Award
Presented at the 2007 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale held on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California.

2006 – Trustees’ Purchase Award
In recognition of artwork designated for purchase by the Autry National Center.

2006 – The Autry National Center John J. Geraghty Award
Established by the Autry National Center’s Board of Directors to recognize an individual for his or her advancement of contemporary Western art.

2004 – Lifetime Achievement Award
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

2004 – Artist Choice Award
Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

2003 – Best of Show
The Montana Land Reliance, Fine Art Exhibition & Sale.

2000 – Honored Guest Artist
C.M. Russell Auction, Great Falls, Montana.

1999 – Robert Lougheed Memorial Award
Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1998 – Red Smith Award
Western Visions Miniature Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.

1998 – Alumni of the Year Award
Montana State University, Billings, Montana.

1997 – Prix de West Award
Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1994 – Gold Medal in Oil Painting
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1994 – Alumni of the Year Award
Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana.

1993 – Robert Lougheed Memorial Award
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1992 – Frederic Remington Award
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1992 – Silver Medal for Oil Painting 
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1990 – Silver Medal for Oil Painting
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1990 – Frederic Remington Award
National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK.

1980 & 1982-85 – Merit Award, Northwest Rendezvous Group, Helena, Montana.

WORKS
Crazy Mountain Original
Clyde Aspevig
Oil on Panel
13 x 21 inches
$13,500
The Deerfield River
The Deerfield River
Clyde Aspevig
Oil on Linen
30 x 40 inches
Southwestern Landscape
Southwestern Landscape
Clyde Aspevig
Oil on Linen
30 x 60 inches