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Catalog Number 2000.021.003
Object Name Painting
Artist Boren, Nelson
Title Author of Liberty
Date 2001
Medium watercolor
Description Rodeo cowboy wearing a red, white, and blue shirt, a cowboy hat, leather gloves and chaps, holding leather reins. As in most of Boren's paintings, the choice of perspective only allows the viewer to see a portion of the cowboy, from his thighs to his head, but not the face.

Working with very wet washes and allowing the paper to buckle as it absorbed the moisture, Boren painted this rodeo rider with flag shirt on a full sheet of watercolor paper.

Nelson Boren was born in Tempe, Arizona, worked as a ranch hand during the summers as a teenager and received a degree in Architecture from Arizona State University. After fifteen years as an Architect he began painting watercolors. Boren depicts the "New West", using a super realistic style and portraying boots, hats, spurs, and cowboy paraphernalia in larger than life images.
Dimensions H-56.75 W-55.37 D-2 inches
Height (in) 56.75
Width (in) 55.37
Depth (in) 2
Dimension Details 48.5 (h) x 47 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.021.003.JPG