Howard A. Terpning

b. 1927

Howard A. Terpning


Oak Park, Illinois


Indian-frontier-genre painting, illustrations for magazines

Born in Oak Park, Illinois and receiving his art education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the American Academy of Art, Howard Terpning became one of the best known and financially successful members of the Cowboy Artists of America.

He had an eight-year apprenticeship in commercial art in Chicago and then moved to New York City where he spent twenty-five years as an illustrator, creating work for numerous publications including Time, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Field and Stream and Cosmopolitan.

In the mid-1970s, he dropped commercial work and moved to Arizona where, in 1974, he began doing his first western paintings, and in 1979, was elected to the Cowboy Artists of America, an exclusive group of male painters dedicated to the western genre.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Howard A. Terpning – Proud Men
Howard A. Terpning
(b. 1927)

Proud Men

, 2000
oil on board
12 x 13 inches
Sold for: $216,000