Ralph Oberg

Ralph Oberg

Ralph Oberg grew up hiking, camping, hunting and climbing in the high mountain wilderness of Colorado. He has traveled extensively across the US, sketching and photographing on-site, aiming to share his experiences through his art. Larger works are produced at his studio in Montrose, CO, where he and his wife, painter Shirley Novak, live within sight of his beloved San Juan Mountains.

Ralph’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections, including the House of Representatives Chambers of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver, CO. Awards include the 2015 Wells Fargo Award, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY, 2014 Patron’s Choice, and 2006 Collector’s Choice, Maynard Dixon Country, Mt Carmel, UT, 2014 Gold Medal for Painting, California Art Club Members Show, Los Angeles, CA, 2012 Trustee’s Purchase Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY, and the 1988 William Weiss Purchase Award, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY.

Oberg’s work has been exhibited at Prix de West, Oklahoma City, OK; Masters of the American West, Los Angeles, CA; National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY; Quest for the West,  Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Lost Angeles, CA; The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA; and the International Center for Wildlife Art in Britain.

Oberg is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Plein Air Painters of America, the Northwest Rendezvous Group and California Art Club. His work has appeared in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Sporting Classics, Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture and Wildlife Art magazines.