Ralph Oberg

Oberg Portrait by Burdick copy_2

The wild mountain country has always been close to Ralph Oberg’s heart. An avid mountaineer and wilderness backpacker, he has traveled extensively in the back country of the Western states in search of the pristine landscape and the wildlife that live there. His art career has always focused on his love for the untrammeled country. After over 10 years of growing success in the Wildlife Art genre he became dissatisfied with his photographic approach and in 1987 began to study with many of the great western plein air landscape painters of today.

Ralph Oberg received the Weiss Award at the 1988 Buffalo Bill Show in Cody.  The award winning work was included in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s permanent collection.  His work is in the collection of the International Center for Wildlife Art, Gloucester, England. Another large landscape hangs permanently in the House Chambers of the Colorado State Capitol Building.  His works have also been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, The Autry National Center, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the LA County Natural History Museum, the Loveland Museum, and the International Center for Wildlife Art in Britain. Feature articles on Oberg’s work have appeared in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Wildlife Art News, and Sporting Classics Magazines.

To view Ralph’s work, click here.

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