Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Keith McMasters

Keith McMasters has been fascinated with the Native American since his early youth. Growing up on the Washington-Idaho border near the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Keith had the opportunity to witness first hand, a culture so rich in heritage that it has been captured in his mind for decades. Coupled with his love for art that also began at an early age, western art was a natural attraction. He felt himself inspired by those works expressing the everyday way of life of the Native American and those artists that were able to capture the accuracy and detail of the real American Indian. Self taught, Keith's fascination with western art led him to start sculpting about twenty years ago. In 1999, Keith retired from his career in the ski resort industry to become a full time sculptor. As a full time Western artist, Keith lives with his wife, Mira, on their Touchet River Valley Ranch nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. He has won several awards, among the most recent a First Place in Traditional Sculpture with "Good Medicine" at the 2001 Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale in Prescott, Arizona.


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