West Fraser

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

West Fraser

United States

 West Fraser was born in Savannah, GA, USA. He has been painting professionally for 40 plus years. He has advocated for the traditional in art since studying at the University of Georgia. His focus has been primarily in landscape and travel painting, specializing in what he calls “creating a portrait of place”. West’s paintings are in 10 permanent Museum Collections and he has been honored with 10 solo Museum Exhibitions and numerous Museum group shows. During the past 40 years, Fraser has been published extensively, including features in Art and Antiques, Plein Air Magazine, The Robb Report, Charleston Magazine, Garden and Gun, Southern Living, Southern Accents, American Artist, Nautical Quarterly, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector to name a few. Exhibition catalogs and books exists of his work from solo museum exhibitions, Coastal Watercolors, 1986 Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; The Color of Light, 1995 Springfield Museum of Art, OH; As I See It, the Art of West Fraser, 2007 Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA; Charleston In My Time, Paintings of West Fraser, 2002, The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA;  A Native Son, 2012 Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.   In 2001, the University of South Carolina Press published the monograph Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser, In 2016, the University of South Carolina Press published the monograph Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser, accompanying exhibition of same title Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC.

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