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About Earl Kuhn - Western Watercolor Artist

Earl Kuhn's watercolors depict our great ranching heritage, a story about a way of life. His favorite subjects are the cowboy, his livestock and the landscapres surrounding them. Kuhn's studio is in the heart of the Gypsum Hills, called the Sagebrush Gallery of Western Art located in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He and his wife Kaye, have owned and operated the gallery since 1979, celebrating 30 years in 2009!

Watercolor Artist - Earl Kuhn
Earl Kuhn

 Some of Earl's accomplishments include one ofhis paintings being featured on the cover of the 2002 Fall issue of Cowboy Magazine, and the November 2002 issue of America's Horse, published by the American Quarter Horse Association. Kuhn's watercolors were chosen as the "Best of Show" at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo's "Best of the West" Western Art Show in 2001.

 Kuhn is a Director of the Working Ranch Cowboys Association. He has been the Event Director for the World Championship Ranch Rodeo since 1995. Kuhn and his wife, Kaye, hosted the Indian Summer Days Professional Western Art Show for 12 years every fall in Medicine Lodge, bringing artists from throughout the United States. now held on a smaller scale, during the Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Celebration.

  The Kuhn's three sons are Kelly (wife, Michelle), Kory (wife, Stephanie), and Kerry (wife Misti). Grandchildren are Megan, Garrett, Amy, Kauy Dale, Kolt, Kendall and Kody. Kerry, his sons ( Kauy and Kolt) and Kory have provided a lot of subject matter as ranch cowboys.


Some of the grandkids!

Earl Kuhn's watercolors have won numerous art awards, including:

2009 Earl Kuhn is Inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame as the Kansas Cowboy Artist of the Year at Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City.
"Best of Show" at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo's "Best of the West" Western Art Show in 2001.
Gold, silver & bronze medals at the National Western Artists' and Texas Cowboy Artists' Annual Shows.
Mercedes Boot Award Best of Show in painting at the 1986 TCA exhibit.
Artist of the Year at the 1989 American Royal Western Art Show.
Best of Show & 1996 Poster at the Chuckwagon Art Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico in December of 1995.

In addition to many private showings throughout the United States, Kuhn also participates in the following art shows:

• AQHA's "America's Horse in Art"
• Mountain Oyster Club - Tucson, Arizona
• Empire Ranch Foundation Western Art Show - Sonoita, AZ
• World Championship Ranch Rodeo's "Best of the West" Western Art Show - Amarillo, TX

Earl's artwork can be found at the following art galleries:

Sagebrush Gallery of Western Art - Medicine Lodge, KS

Publications featuring Kuhn's artwork on their magazine cover include:
America's Horse
Paint Horse Journal
Angus Journal
Hereford World
The Cattleman
Kansas Stockman
Cowboy Magazine
• Kansas Horseman
High Plains Journal
Western Horseman
• Super Looper
• New Mexico Cattleman

Earl Kuhn was chosen to paint the following artworks:

Kansas Livestock Association's 100th Anniversary Commemorative Painting "Yearlings"
1998 Cheyenne Frontier Days Poster
1997 World Paint Horse Show Program & Poster
1997 Working Ranch Cowboys World Finals Ranch Rodeo Program & Membership Print
Best of Show & 1996 Poster at the Chuckwagon Art Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico in December of 1995


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Sagebrush Gallery of Western Art   Earl Kuhn
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Medicine Lodge, Kansas 67104

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