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Lorenzo Chavez


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"Platte River Autumn"

12 x 12


Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico. His inherited connection to the colorful and historic Southwest as well as seeing the Taos Society of Artists works was the catalyst for his art career. He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art and continued his art education at the newly founded Arts Students League of Denver in 1987. Lorenzo and his wife Dolores currently live in Parker, Colorado.

Chavez participates in several national invitational group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America at The National Arts Club in New York City, Artists of America Show in Denver, Plein Air Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions, Albuquerque Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Butler Art Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, The Booth Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum , Buffalo Bill Art Museum, Cape Cod Art Museum, The Leigh Yawke Museum, Hockaday Art Museum Montana, Yellowstone Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Artist of the West Pioneer Museum Colorado Springs, A.R.Mitchell Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Trailside Galleries, Legacy Gallery and Settlers West Gallery Invitationals. In addition, he was featured in a successful on-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum. He has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions and Coeur d'Alene Art Auctions. His work is featured in articles in Southwest Art, Artists of the West, Pastel Journal, American Artist and Art-Talk. Books include, Pure Pastel, Pratique de Arts France, Colorado Landscapes.

Chavez was raised in Albuquerque and has an affection for the surrounding vicinity. He has many fond memories of time spent hiking and running in these areas and feels that it was a major influence in his decision to become a landscape painter.

His suggestive renderings and fluent technique in both Oil and Pastel have earned him numerous awards and many devoted collectors throughout the United States and he is considered by many to be the west's premier pastel painter. He has been the recipient of awards and honors from such notable groups at the Pastel Society of America, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society,
Numerous Pastel Societies Across the United States. Society de Pastelists France, the C.M. Russell Auction, and Artist of the West Pioneer Museum.