Raised in Oklahoma
and Missouri, Joe Beeler received his BFA
from Kansas State Teachers College and continued
his studies at the Art Center School in Los
Angeles. His professional career began in
illustration at the University of Oklahoma
Press. This gave him confidence to pursue
an artist's career, and collectors were quick
to acquire his paintings. The success of his
one-man show at the Thomas Gilcrest Museum
in 1960 established him on a course that would
lead to national acclaim and a string of honors
Joe has won gold and silver honors in sculpture,
silver in drawing and an Artists' Choice Award,
all from the Cowboy Artists of America organization.
In 1994, the Arizona Historic League named
him an "Arizona History Maker"-an
award presented to a very select group of
Beeler passed away suddenly on April 26, 2006 doing what he loved
best-working cattle with his favorite horse. His legacy as a Western
Artist and a genuine human being will live on.
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