“The lore of the woods; capturing the wisdom and knowledge reflected in the face of the huntsman was my primary impetus in creating this painting. Aside from some precise detail work on the character’s visage, the majority of my canvas was executed with broad and loose brushwork that echoed the wild outdoors. The muted colors on my palette were used to evoke an old time feel and convey a sense of time long since past.”
Biography of Steven Lang (b. 1960)
“As a young boy, I became enthralled with a book on Frederick Remington and his images of the Old West. I knew then that I would strive to tell the visual story of the American Frontier through my art. With each oil painting I create, I seek to evoke the pathos, drama and high adventure of a period in our history when the people, wildlife & landscapes had such a profound effect on building the character of our Great Nation.”
Beginning his fine arts career in 1997, Steven has been fortunate to add awards and achievements throughout the years. He was selected by the National Park Service (NPS) with a commission depicting “The 1868 Battle of the Washita“ for the National Historic Site in Cheyenne, OK. The 48×72-inch painting has been lauded by NPS officials as a “…stunning piece of work.”
Lang has been honored as poster artist for several national shows: 2000 WAA Ellensburg, Washington; 2004 Cattlemens in Paso Robles, California; and 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Steven was selected as featured artist and judge for the 2013 Festival of Western Art in San Dimas, California. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards at the Phippen Museum National Art Show in Prescott, Arizona, and he was awarded an Artist Life Membership in the Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, Arizona.
Steven has achieved Master Signature status with Oil Painters of America (OPA). He has served as Judge and Juror with OPA Regional Exhibitions and has received Awards of Excellence at OPA National and Regional Exhibits. He has been featured in publications such as Art of the West, Cowboys & Indians, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Western Horseman and Wild West magazines.