Jon Van Zyle
Jon Van Zyle is active/lives in Alaska. Jon Van Zyle is known for sled dog genre, wildlife.
Biography Jon Van Zyle
Jon Van Zyle (b.1942)
The artist believes that love of out-of-doors is what motivates dog sledders. Art is Van Zyle's life, and Alaska -- all of Alaska -- has been his inspiration. Van Zyle has twice completed the 1049 miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race between Anchorage and Nome. From these adventures, he has created the yearly Iditarod poster series commemorating the race and his involvement. In 1979 he was made official Iditarod artist, a title he still holds today.
His acrylic paintings go beyond the race and encompass much of Alaska's beauty. Van Zyle's reputation as a storyteller through his art is further enhanced by his art prints, posters and stone lithographs. Dog teams, lan
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