Bruce Greene is one of the legitimate heirs to a cowboy kind of art legacy that traces its beginnings to Charlie Russell. It is a legacy that is tied hard and fast to a familiarity and feeling for ranch life and based on a bedrock of artistic accomplishment.
Way out in West Texas on historic ranches such as the JA and the Four Sixes, Greene has tapped into a deep reservoir of cowboy reality. He has enough artistic inspiration to last a lifetime.
Greene has seen the sun come up between his horse’s ears on the backside of those big Panhandle pastures. It is this privileged perspective that enables him to show, through his art, the authentic essence of the contemporary cowboy. There will come a time when present-day cowboys will look at Bruce Greene’s art and smile at the memory of the way their world once was.
Greene was elected to membership in the Cowboy Artists of America in 1993 and served as president in both 2002 and 2013. He has won numerous awards in drawing, sculpture, and painting. He has twice won the Ray Swanson Memorial Award, given by the Cowboy Artists of America, and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Award.