Bruce Greene is one of the legitimate heirs to a cowboy kind of art legacy that traces its beginnings back to Charlie Russell. It is a legacy that is tied hard and fast to a familiarity and feeling for ranch life reality and based on a bedrock of artistic accomplishment.
Way out in West Texas on the historic JA Ranch established by the patriarch of pioneer cowmen, Charles Goodnight, Bruce has discovered and tapped into a deep reservoir of cowboy reality. He has enough artistic inspiration to last a lifetime.
Bruce has seen the sun come up between his horse’s ears on the backside of a Palo Duro pasture. It is this privileged perspective that enables him to show us, through his art, the authentic essence of the contemporary cowboy. There will come a time when the cowboys of today will look at Bruce Greene’s art and smile at the memory of the way their world once was.
Bruce was elected to membership in the Cowboy Artists of America in 1993 and has served terms as Director, Vice President and President. He is very pleased to have received the Ray Swanson Memorial Award in 2007 for his painting, When Freedom Isn’t Free, and the Gold Medal in Drawing in 2008 for The Building Storm. In 2010 Bruce won the TCAA Award for best portrayal of a cowboy subject matter for his sculpture When The Bloom Is On The Beargrass and the Gold Medal for Drawing and other Media for An Air Of Ability.