Kim Douglas Wiggins

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Kim Douglas Wiggins
Born(1959-04-08) April 8, 1959 (age 55)
Roswell, New Mexico
NationalityAmerican
FieldPainting, sculpture
 
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Kim Douglas Wiggins
Born(1959-04-08) April 8, 1959 (age 55)
Roswell, New Mexico
NationalityAmerican
FieldPainting, sculpture

Kim Douglas Wiggins (born April 8, 1959) is an American painter and sculptor best known for his expressionist landscapes and historical imagery of the American West. His work was recently seen in November 2007[1] in a solo exhibition at Altermann Galleries in New York City, as well as numerous exhibitions at the Autry National Center[2] in Los Angeles. Additionally, a collection of Wiggins's work depicting the history of California has been exhibited at the Staples Center in Los Angeles since opening in 1999.[3]

Biography[edit]

Fetterman Massacre

Kim Wiggins grew up on a ranch in southern New Mexico[4] and began his art career sculpting miniatures of the wildlife around him.[5] In 1985 Wiggins was admitted as the youngest member of a national American impressionists society.[6] His father, Walt Wiggins, was a noted writer and photojournalist traveling the world on assignment for major magazines like Sports Illustrated, Argosy and Look.[7] Wiggins draws upon Postimpressionism, Expressionism, American Regionalism,[8] muralist folk art traditions, and it is this union that makes his paintings truly unique and unexpected.[9] This collection of Wiggins'swork is used as the backdrop for many of the backstage interviews at the Grammys which are held yearly at the Staples Center.[10][11]

Published works[edit]

Wiggins's work is included in the books:

Exhibitions[edit]

Wiggins has exhibited with:

Wiggins exhibits yearly at the Masters of the American West[25] show held at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of New Mexico, the Anschutz collection, Denver, CO; the Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA; the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA; and the Autry National Center,[26] Los Angeles, CA. His work was recently included in Painters and the American West, an exhibition that traveled from the Denver Art Museum to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Joslyn Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also listed in the Artist's Bluebook[27] of 34,000 North American Artists.

Wiggins is represented by Manitou Galleries,[28] Santa Fe, New Mexico. Giclee reproductions of his unique work are available through Greenwich Workshop[29] dealers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Dougls Wiggins". Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Masters of the American West". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Staple Center Interview Lady Antebellum". Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Altermann Galleries". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Masters of the American West". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Altermann Galleries". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Wiggins, Walt (1990). William Lumpkins, Pioneer Abstract Expressionist. Pintores Press. ISBN 0-934116-10-5. 
  8. ^ Arthur, John (January 1994). American Realism and Figurative Painting. Cline Fine Art. ASIN B000B413M4. 
  9. ^ Rufe, Laurie (July–August 2006/September). Kim Wiggins, Heritage of the West. Roswell Museum and Art Center News. 
  10. ^ "Staple Center Interview with Justin Bieber". Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Staple Center Interview Lady Antebellum". Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Linscott, Caroline; Julie Christiansen-Dull (January 2003). Art of the American West. New Line Books. ISBN 1-57717-291-4. 
  13. ^ Linscott, Caroline; Julie Christiansen-Dull (March 1999). Art of the American West. New Line Books. ISBN 978-1-56496-473-1. 
  14. ^ Monet, Howard (2008). Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide 2009/2010 Edition. LTB Gordonsart, Inc. ISBN 1-933295-28-7. 
  15. ^ Morris, J.M. (2001). American Artists at Auction: The Franklin & James Decade Review 1991-2001. Franklin & James Publishing. ASIN B000MAPOB8. 
  16. ^ Triccoli, Joan Carpenter; Marlene Chambers, Jane Comstockand, Sarah Anschutz Hunt (August 2000). Painters and the American West. Denver Art Museum, Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-08722-2. 
  17. ^ D'Emilio, Sandra (1993). K. Douglas Wiggins: A Sense of Place, A Sense of Spirit. Cline Fine Art Galler, Santa Fe, NM. 
  18. ^ Hopkins, Seth (2006). Booth Western Art Museum. ISBN 1-56944-344-0. 
  19. ^ Barker, Rod (2001). The Trail of the Painted Ponies. Zon International Publishing. ISBN 978-0-939549-45-0. 
  20. ^ Theran, Susan (January 199). Leonard's Annual Price Index. Auction Index Inc. ISBN 0-918819-15-6. 
  21. ^ Moneta, Howard (January 2003). Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide. Ltb Gordonsart Inc. ISBN 978-0-931036-44-6. 
  22. ^ Moore, Mary & Stephen (2006). Enchanted Lands – The Mission. BookSurge, LLC. 
  23. ^ Eckes, Kristin A. (1997). Who's Who in the World (14th Edition). ISBN 0-8379-1117-6. 
  24. ^ Who's Who in American Art 1997/1998(22nd Edition). Reed Reference Publishing. 1997. ISBN 0-8379-6300-1. 
  25. ^ "Masters of the American West". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "Autry National Center". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  27. ^ "Artist's Bluebook". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  28. ^ "Manitou Galleries". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  29. ^ "Greenwich Workshop". Retrieved 12 March 2011. 

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