Howard Terpning studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art. At first he was best known for imporessive Time and Newsweek covers as well as some of the most famous movie posters ever painted, including Dr. Zhivago and The Sound of Music. But the call of the West was strong, and in 1977 Terpning moved from the East Coast to Arizona, where he has become famous for his award-winning Western work.
To see a Howard Terpning painting is to get to the heart of what his subjects are feeling, even while filled with admiration for his extraordinary artistry. His images are powerful, sweeping, and profoundly beautiful, whether he is presenting an insightful portrait of a Cheyenne medicine man or capturing a ceremonial moment of the Paiute tribe, full of dust and thunder. His award-winning work spans a country and a people whose nobility and pride are evident to even the most casual viewer.
This beautiful book is a spectacular overview of his work, presenting reproductions of paintings from throughout his fine art career. All are splendidly reproduced in full color under the auspices of The Greenwich Workshop...the largest fine art print publisher in North America."
-excerpted from the jacket cover
Some of Mr. Terpning's original pieces may be found in the permanent collection of the Autry National Center, Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California.