Bruce Greene is one of the legitimate heirs to a cowboy kind of art legacy that traces its beginnings back to Charlie Russell. It is a legacy that is tied hard and fast to a familiarity and feeling for ranch life reality and based on a bedrock of artistic accomplishment.
Way out in West Texas on the historic JA Ranch established by the patriarch of pioneer cowmen, Charles Goodnight, Bruce has discovered and tapped into a deep reservoir of cowboy reality. He has enough artistic inspiration to last a lifetime.
Bruce has seen the sun come up between his horse’s ears on the backside of a Palo Duro pasture. It is this privileged perspective that enables him to show us, through his art, the authentic essence of the contemporary cowboy. There will come a time when the cowboys of today will look at Bruce Greene’s art and smile at the memory of the way their world once was.
Bruce was elected to membership in the Cowboy Artists of America in 1993 and has served terms as director, vice president and president. He is very pleased to have received the Ray Swanson Memorial Award for his painting When Freedom Isn’t Free in 2007 and for In the Brazos de Dios in 2012. In 2010 Bruce won the TCAA Award for best portrayal of a cowboy subject matter for his sculpture When The Bloom Is On The Beargrass and the Gold Medal for Drawing and other Media for An Air Of Ability. In 2012, he won the Gold Medal for Sculpture with Storm on the Plains. At the 2013 Cowboy Crossings, Bruce won the Gold Medal for Drawing and other Media for Brandin’ at the High Lonesome.
CAA Member since 1993
Born: September 30, 1953
BFA from University of Texas;
Seven years with CAA Mentoring Program