Mark Kohler

Mark Kohler

Mark Kohler is an award-winning watercolorist, the recipient of the Cowboy Artists of America Founders Award and the Phippen Museum Foundation Award. “I want to document the independent spirit, pride, and vision of the American West," he says. "We have a rich and unique history, and it is worthy of preservation.”

Kohler's work is in private and corporate collections across the nation, and his collectors can be found in countries throughout the world. He has been featured in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Western Horseman, Art & Architecture, and other publications. He has self-published two coffee-table books, Mark Kohler: Working Cowboys and Mark Kohler: Going West. His work has also illustrated a cowboy cookbook titled Cow Country Cooking, written by Kathy McCraine, which was awarded the Will Rogers 2011 Medallion Award for Best Cookbook. Most recently, Kohler's work was featured in Horses in the American West, a book published by Texas A&M University Press and authored by Dr. Heidi Brady and Dr. Scott White.

Kohler has a growing clientele seeking his commissioned work. He is gaining a reputation for creating timeless family memories through his classic portraits. After twenty-three years as a professional artist, he continues to grow in his passion for creating art that touches the human soul and spirit.