Holden joins nearly 90 of the finest contemporary artists participating in the world’s premier Western art show and sale

Harold T. Holden, a Western artist from Kremlin, Oklahoma, will participate in his 26th Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. The show will be on exhibit August 1 – September 13, 2020, with the sale taking place September 12 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Holden, or “H,” was born in Enid, Oklahoma, into a family of inventors and engineers. After graduating from the Texas Academy of Art in Houston, he began his career in the commercial art field, where he worked his way up to art director of Horseman Magazine. During this time he worked on his fine art career at night, painting and sculpting imagery from the West. In 1973 he made the leap to full-time artist, eventually completing 22 pieces of public art in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. In 2012 he was elected into the Cowboy Artists of America, and in 2014 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. In 2017, Holden became the first Oklahoma artist to be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

The 48th annual Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, the most anticipated event in the Western art world, offers more than 270 one-of-a-kind paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation and features works ranging from historical subject matter that reflects the early days of the West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. Landscapes, wildlife art and illustrative scenes are showcased in this world-class exhibition.

The sale portion of Prix de West® will have a new look for 2020, with a proxy-bid-only virtual sale on Sept. 12. Proxy bids for the fixed-bid sale will be accepted as soon as the exhibition opens August 1 until the night of the sale Sept. 12, when the typical in-person sale will be replaced with an exciting virtual experience. Traditionally the highlight of the Museum’s summer exhibition schedule, the show was postponed this year until the fall in support of the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Visit pdw.nationalcowboymuseum.org to view the online catalog and learn more about proxy bidding.