Randy Van Beek has been a full time artist since 1980. He is self-taught by studying the 19th century American, Dutch, and Austrian masters.
As a student of history his subjects are primarily the American West including landscapes and historical Native American encampment scenes. Randy enjoys researching tribal history, visiting known camp sites and creating paintings on location to capture the soul and spirit of a place.
Randy is honored to be a Charter member of the CM Russell Skull Society of Artists. The inaugural group of twenty two artist were selected in 2013 by the CM Russell Museum with a mission that continues the legacy of Charlie Russell’s art.
Another important milestone is to be included in Night of Artists exhibit at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.
The National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institute, Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation, John Clymer Museum, and the Blackfoot Valley Art Auction.
His work has been featured in five national art magazines, the most recent in Western Art and Architecture .
For a complete biography visit www.randyvanbeek.com.