HAROLD "BUCK" WEAVER
'Simple, Truthful' - Those
are avowed objectives of Artist Buck Weaver, 62. They are typified in one of his
canvases which he holds, "Desert Storm." His one-man showing of works
picturing natural beauty of Southwest has opened at the Biltmore Hotel.
Since 1921, Artist Buck Weaver has been painting on canvas "the things that fascinated me during my youth." Yesterday, the 62-year-old painter opened a one-man showing of 12 of his latest canvases in the A. S. Cowie art gallery at the Biltmore Hotel. "Up to the age of 33," Weaver recalled," I had been a cowhand, deputy sheriff and Indian trader in the Southwest, before I realized that I wanted to be a painter."
Weaver's art is self taught and the subjects are inspired by his many years of observation in Nevada, Northern Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. The titles of some of his works, which will be exhibited for three weeks, are "Desert Storm," "Nevada Ranch," "Desert Road," and "Navajo Country." "I have tried," he said, "in my paintings to make simple, truthful pictures of what I have seen - to make permanent on canvas the beauty the first sight of them brought to me."
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