(1912 - 1978)
Ace Powell was active/lived in Montana, New Mexico. Ace Powell is known for cowboy genre, Indian figure.
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Biography Ace Powell
Born in Tularosa, New Mexico, he became a painter of western action scenes, wild animals, and Indian figures in realistic style and in the tradition of Charles Russell. Powell's trademark signature on his paintings is the ace of diamonds, which also became his nickname.
He was prolific, creating between 12,000 and 15,000 paintings and sculptures. He considered oil to be his best medium although he loved sculpting in terra cotta, stone, and wood. He also was skilled at etching.
His life has involved many changes of location and personal circumstance, much of it due to his alcoholism, which he eventually overcame. Eventually he settled in Kalispell.
He moved to Montana at age one month. His mother was a schoolteacher, a
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