John Clymer

Regarded as one of the foremost realistic illustrators and easel painters of the twentieth century, John Ford Clymer created a remarkable tableau of the American West portraying the “struggles and triumphs of the Indigenous people and the early explorers of the Northwest.” Clymer aimed to visually narrate the region’s entire story, achieved by crafting sensitive and meticulously detailed depictions of Indigenous and Anglo-American cultures. “Although I have painted for more than fifty years, each year becomes more exciting for me than the one before,” he once said.

Source: Clymer Museum of Art