A painter known for his photo-real western still life subjects, Don Doxey also paints western genre. He became an art teacher for 33 years at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, having earned an MFA Degree from the University of Utah, served in the Army, worked in television, and studied in New York at the American Art School. During those years, he was also painting and selling his works from galleries.
Doxey was born in Ogden, Utah, to parents who were school teachers. He said he was raised on stories of pioneering Mormans that inspired his future career.
For his still-life subject depictions, he buys or borrows props from antique shops, and draws directly onto prepared canvas.
Source: Husberg Fine Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2002
These Were the Rugged Americans
Artist: Don DoxeyDescription: Oil (1972) | Image Size: 20”h x 24”w; Framed Size: 31 5/8”h x 35 5/8”w
The Eyes of My Ancestor
Artist: Don DoxeyDescription: Oil (1973) | Image Size: 24”h x 26”w; Framed Size: 30 ½”h x 33”w
Memories at the Back of the Barn
Artist: Don DoxeyDescription: Oil (1970) | Image Size: 26”w x 44”h; Framed Size: 35.25”w x 53.25”h
The first oil painting that Eddie bought was this work by Don Doxey titled, “Memories at the Back of the Barn” from 1970. He was drawn to this piece because it reminded him of his father who often wore a leather coat and cowboy hat.