Scott Christensen (1962- )

Scott L. Christensen has firmly established himself among the ranks of the finest plein air painters, demonstrating a sophistication of design and subtle use of color. His extraordinary artistic growth and subsequent success has been meteoric, gaining him national recognition that many artists wait a lifetime to achieve. Christensen rarely picked up an artist’s brush until his college years. Yet, in a sense, art was with him all along. Some of the strongest memories of his Wyoming boyhood are visits with his grandfather, who, having been injured in a farm accident and confined to a wheel chair, gave himself over to painting. His work has been exhibited at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Okalhoma; the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Kimball Museum, Park City, Utah; Salmagundi Club, NY, NY; and the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, California. His many honors include “most distinguished alumni” at Chadron State in 1997 and in 2000 he earned the distinguished Prix de West award.