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Josh Elliott

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Biography Josh Elliott



Josh Elliott was born in Great Falls, MT in 1973. He was raised to appreciate art and is a third generation artist. His grandfather studied with Grant Wood and dabbled in all sorts of artistic pursuits. His Father, wildlife artist Steve Elliott, gave up a successful career as an ER doctor to become a full-time artist.

Josh's father taught and encouraged him. Josh learned the importance of painting from life and discovered his passion for painting outdoors. He sees his outdoor paintings as a reaction to what is in front of him, and feels they act an exercise to sharpen his skills. He considers his studio paintings to be a culmination of everything he has learned from painting out, combined with his own artistic interpretation. Born in Montana, Josh lived out of state for some time but always felt a deep connection with Montana's landscape and people. Josh now lives with his wife and two daughters in Helena, Montana.

Josh says,"A good painting, to me, is Nature's truth filtered through the artist."

He participates in many shows including: American Masters at Salmagundi Club in New York City, Maynard Dixon Country, Quest For the West at the Eiteljorg Museum, and Western Rendezvous of Art. Josh won the "Ben Stahl Award" at the 2010 Western Rendezvous of Art. He won the "Palette Award" at the 2008 Quest for the West show. He was awarded the "Edith Hamlin Award" at Maynard Dixon Country in 2007.  Josh had a feature article in Southwest Art's February 2009 issue, and in Art of the West's spotlight on rising stars in the November/ December 2009 issue.

Date of Birth: November 9, 1973

Education: Colorado State University, 1991
University of Idaho, 1992-1995
Study with Father/Artist Steve Elliott, 1995-1996
Montana State University, 1996-1997

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2013 - Young Guns: Three of the Nation's Top Western Artists Under 40, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2012 - Artists for a New Century, Invitational sponsored by American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and Southwest Art magazines, Bennington Arts Center, Vermont
  • 2012 - Landscapes of the West, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2012 - 4th Annual Small Works Show and Sale, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • October - November 2011, The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
  • 2010-11 - Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2008-2011- American Masters at Salmagundi Club, New York City
  • 2008-2011 - Annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, Eiteljorg Museum, IN
  • 2005-2011 - Northwest Rendezvous Guest Artist, Helena, MT
  • 2005-2011 - Miniatures and More Show National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • 2006-2011 - Maynard Dixon Contry, Mount Carmel, UT
  • 2010 - 2nd Annual Journey West Gala, Booth Museum of Western Art, GA
  • 2009 - 4th Annual "Small Works, Great Wonders" Winter Art Sale, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • 2002-2008 - CM Russell Art Auction, Great Falls, MT
  • 2007 - Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 - Acadia Invitational, Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 2005 - Plein Air 2005, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Az
  • 2001, 2003, 2005 - Artists for Open Space Benefit, Montana Land Reliance, Bigfork, MT
  • 2003 - Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition, Carmel, CA
  • 2001, 2000, 1999 - Sovereign Collection, One Man Shows and Group Shows, Portland, OR
  • 2000 - Artist in Residence Glacier National Park, MT
  • 1999 - Grant Kohrs Frontier Montana Gathering of Artists, Deer Lodge, MT
  • 1997-1999, 2002 - Masters in Montana Show, Bozeman, MT
  • 1998-2003 – Portland Art Museum Spring Shows
  • 2001-2004 – Fall Classics Show, Hamilton, MT

Awards, Collections:

  • Artist's Choice Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN 2011
  • Ben Stahl Award, Western Rendezvous of Art, MT 2011
  • Ben Stahl Award, Western Rendezvous of Art, MT 2010
  • Palette Award, Quest for the West 2008
  • Edith Hamlin Award, Maynard Dixon Country 2007
  • Honorary Chairman Award, C.M. Russell Art Auction 2007
  • Award of Merit, Western Rendezvous of Art, MT 2007
  • Award of Merit, Western Rendezvous of Art, MT 2006
  • Legacy Award, Western Rendezvous of Art, MT 2006
  • Best Small Painting Award, Acadia Invitational 2006
  • Montana Historical Society Museum Collection, Helena, MT
  • Oregon Historical Society Museum Collection, Portland, OR
  • CM Russell Auction March 2003
  • Ralph "Tuffy" Berg Award for Emerging Artist
  • Maynard Dixon Award and Quick Draw Award
  • Plein Air 2005 Show Tucson, AZ


  • True West Extra, March 2012, page 69
  • Western Art Collector, March 2011
  • Western Art Collector, March 2009
  • Southwest Art, February 2009
  • Western Art Collector, January 2009
  • Western Art Collector, December 2008
  • ArtBook of the New West, Spring/Summer 2007
  • American Artist, December 2006

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