|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|His home, studio, and the Wilcox Gallery are across the highway from a national elk refuge about a mile north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His favorite painting subject is the Teton Mountain Range of which he paints thousands of plein air landscapes, but he also travels widely to paint landscapes, including ocean scenes of Hawaii. |
He studied at Brigham Young University and took two years off to serve as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Following graduation, he taught art at a high school near Seattle, Washington and then moved to Jackson to become a full-time artist. Wilcox is praised for his ability to capture abstract design, light and mood in his paintings. The artist's love of nature and the scene captures the attention of the viewer.
In 1987, he won the Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, and in 1994, won the coveted $50,000 Grand Prize in the "Arts for the Parks" contest with his beaver pond painting, "Home of the Beaver." Wilcox continues to win awards and praise from critics and collectors. In 2003 Jim Wilcox was named the featured artist for the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.
Source: Wildlife Art, January/February 2004
|Biography from Altermann Galleries and Auctioneers, VII:|
|Since 1969, Jim Wilcox has painted extensively in Jackson Hole and in
many other places throughout the world. Throughout his art
career, he has been able to both live in and visit his favorite places,
express in paint the beauty that surrounds him, and call it work.|
1987, he won the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award at the National
Academy of Western Art Show—an award he said changed his life. He also
won the prestigious Frederic Remington Award from the same show. In
1994, he won the Arts for the Parks award with its accompanying $50,000
grand prize. He took away a record seven different awards during
the years he participated in that show.
In 2001, he was one of
four artists invited to participate in the Rendezvous art show at the
Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he exhibited 47 paintings
for three months. He continues to participate in the Gilcrease shows
Wilcox has participated in the Autry National Center of the American
West’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale since
2001. He was also the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival featured artist
in 2003 with his acclaimed painting Celebration of Fall.
In 2009 he exhibited at the Autry National Center’s Masters of the
American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, the Prix de West
Invitational, the Western Rendezvous of Art, and the Buffalo Bill
Museum Show and Sale.
Numerous national magazines and television
shows have featured Wilcox, and he also appears in two current
instructional videos. Light, which he has always considered his primary
subject regardless of what it enhances, continues to fascinate him.
Though realistic in his painting technique, the beautiful abstract
patterns that he finds in nature continue to be an important part of
Masters of the West Show, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
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