Luke Frazier (b. 1970) Bait Ball at the Breakers, 2018 signed "l. frazier" lower left oil on board, 14 by 18 in.
Luke Frazier is one of the West's top wildlife artists. Born and raised in the mountains of northern Utah, Frazier spent much of his youth hunting and fishing. His early forays into nature inspired a passion for the outdoors. As a child Frazier spent countless hours sketching and sculpting wildlife, demonstrating not only a passionate interest, but also an instinctive ability. Later, he received his formal art training at Utah State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration. Frazier cites the influence of Winslow Homer, Edgar Payne, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Rungius, and Bob Kuhn in his work.
Frazier’s paintings have been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California; the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana; the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; and the Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah.
In "Wildlife Art," Bill Kerr, cofounder of the National Museum of Wildlife Art and a personal collector of Frazier’s work, states, “What impresses me about Luke Frazier is his potential. He’s talented, he’s dedicated, his work reminds me of some kind of an exotic combination of Kuhn’s modernism and the classic palette of the academicians.”
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