Today’s Prix de West artist in the spotlight is Andrew Peters. Peters will be returning to the exhibition & sale for his 16th year this June. He won the 2015 Prix de West Purchase Award, which he describes as the greatest honor of his career. Peters looks forward to returning to the 50th Prix de West this year.
“It is a great privilege to have this destination annually to share our friendship and news,” he said of Prix de West. “Also, my work will be seen in the context of the very best works of my contemporaries. It must not only stand up by comparison but on its own merit. This is simply the preeminent exhibition for an artist.”
Peters, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a landscape painter who was immersed in nature and was regularly hunting and fishing with his father during his childhood. His mother encouraged his early love of art by making frequent trips to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, and arranging private painting lessons for him.