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Prix de West Exhibition & Sale 2021

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City, OK

June 7 – August 8, 2021

John Banovich

White Walkers, 2021

oil on Belgian linen

24h x 36w in
60.96h x 91.44w cm

For Sale by Draw
Prix de West Exhibition & Sale
June 24-26, 2021
Please contact us for more information via phone at 307-200-1622 or via email at banovich@johnbanovich.com 
Giants of the North American continent, the American Bison is the ultimate survivor.  After the mass slaughter of the 19th century its numbers were reduced to just 24 surviving in Yellowstone Park, now they are the longest surviving free range herd in the world.  In winter one can often find them moving stoically across the snow fields with their coat caked in frozen snow. Their large bodies move with confidence and purpose as they forage along the way.

Perfectly adapted to withstand the harshest of winters, they remind me of the "White Walkers” in the award winning television series ‘Game of Thrones” as they possess a formidable presence when a large group is headed your way.  

John Banovich, In the Field, American Bison

John Banovich

Testing the Herd, 2021

oil on Belgian linen

12h x 18w in
30.48h x 45.72w cm

For Sale by Draw
Prix de West Exhibition & Sale
June 24-26, 2021
Please contact us for more information via phone at 307-200-1622 or via email at banovich@johnbanovich.com

Press Release

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
June 7 - August 8, 2021
Artwork will be available For Sale by Draw June 24-26

Artist and Conservationist John Banovich Participates in the 49th annual Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale
Banovich joins nearly 100 of the finest contemporary artists participating in the world’s premier Western art show and sale.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts its prestigious invitational art exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary artists in the nation.  This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are a highlight of the exhibition.  John Banovich will present new works featuring the ultimate survivor, the American bison.  


Please contact us for more information via phone at 307-200-1622 or via email at banovich@johnbanovich.com 

Enjoy this short clip from the research trip for this painting and others in the John Banovich bison series. 


About the Artist

John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife, his deep passion, knowledge and unwavering commitment to conservation. Banovich's art is in prominent museum, corporate and private collections and has been exhibitied in numerous prestigious venues around the globe.  Banovich has been showcased by Forbes, CBS Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, PBS and NBC has written about his dedication to his conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity. 

In 2007 John Banovich founded the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation. It is the culmination of tireless conservation efforts over the past two decades. Through his career as an artist, Banovich has inspired a deeper understanding of the world and its wildlife, encouraging successful conservation efforts and awareness of endangered species and their habitats.  Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into support efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism. 

“I started the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation as a way to give something back to the world that has given so much to me. The name WILDSCAPES refers to large abundant landscapes…wild, balanced and intact ecosystems. There is nothing more important to future generations than wildlife and wild lands. Special places that lift our minds, replenish our spirits and renew our passion for living. - John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) fosters cooperative efforts to conserve the earth’s wild places, benefitting the wildlife and people that live there. BWF promotes scientific research and conservation education; facilitates habitat protection of large conservation landscapes and restoration projects; develops creative and respectful partnerships to fund conservation programs; and creates opportunities to build long-term community economic well-being. More information is available online:
www.wildscapesfoundation.org

Please contact Kimberly Fletcher at 307.200.1622 or email banovich@johnbanovich.com for further information and images.