Mountain Trails Gallery

Dwayne Harty

Background Information

Art Students league, New York (1977-1978). Classes with Steven Kidd, David Leffel, Thomas Fogarty Jr., Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle.

Met  Dean of American animal artists Paul Bransom. New York City. (1977-1978)

Studies with American western and wildlife artist, Robert Lougheed, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1975-1982)

Okanagan Summer School of the Arts, wildlife drawing classes, Clarence Tillenius, instructor, July-October (1975-1982)

Worked with the following artists: Tom Lovell, John Clymer, George McLean, Paul Strisik, Wilson Hurley, Wayne Wolfe, and Jan Sharkey Thomas.

Attended Bob Kuhn Workshop, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1984)

Mentors: Ruth Billard and Ralph Morrill, Peabody Museum, Yale Campus. New Haven, Connecticut.  Studies pertaining to museum diorama methodology based on journals and techniques developed by master diorama artist, James Perry Wilson (understudy to William R. Leigh at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City). 1987

Select Exhibitions

"Artists for Open Spaces". Montana Land Reliance exhibition and sale. Kalispell, Montana. 2005

"Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale". Buffalo Bill Historical Center/Whitney Gallery. Cody, Wyoming. 2004

"Prix de West" exhibition. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  2003.
"Masters of the American West" exhibition.  Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.  Los Angeles, California.  2003, 2004.

"Contemporary Wildlife Artists". One of twelve North American wildlife artists featured in conjunction with " Call of the Wild- Carl Rungius" retrospective.  McMicheal Canadian Collection Museum. Kleinburg, Ontario. Canada 2002.

"Western Visions Miniature Exhibition".  National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Jackson, Wyoming.  Since 1999 – 2004.

Select Awards

THE LEONARD J. MEISELMAN AWARD.  Society of animal Artists 35th Annual Exhibition for painting titled "Algongquin Wolves".  Ottawa Canada.  1995

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR and AWARD OF MERIT 1994.  Nature works exhibition, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1994

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.  Society of Animal Artists,  New York.
Member: Salmagundi Club, New York City. Member since 1992.

Member:  Society of  Animal Artists, New York.  Member since 1980.


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