Earl Kuhn


Earl Kuhn is known for realistic watercolor paintings. Scenes of the contemporary ranch cowboys, their horses, livestock, and landscapes surrounding them are his subject matter. A characteristic of his work is the strong use of light and shadow. Earl’s works have been featured on the magazine covers, including America’s Horse, The Cowboy, The Western Horseman, Paint Horse Journal, and Super Looper. He has been invited to numerous other Western Art shows across the country. His works are in many public and private collections throughout the United States. Earl Kuhn’s paintings have been chosen as “Best of Show” at the Chuck Wagon Art Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo’s “Best of the West” Western Art Show, and received Gold and Silver awards at the National Western Artists, Texas Cowboy Artists’ Annual Shows; and “Artist of the Year” at the American Royal, Kansas City, Missouri. He was inducted to the 2010 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame at Boot Hill (Dodge City, Kansas). Earl’s watercolors have been featured on the El Paso Southwestern Roundup Rodeo program, the 1998 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo poster, the Working Ranch Cowboys Association’s World Championship Ranch Rodeo program, the World Paint Horse Show poster and program cover. He was selected to do the paintings for the Kansas Livestock Association’s 100th Anniversary Commemorative Limited Edition print. Earl does commission paintings through the year.

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