A sixth generation Coloradan, Duke Beardsley has been drawing and painting the American West for as long as he can remember. Formally trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Duke and his family now live and work in Denver. Duke’s work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, American Cowboy Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, Western Horseman, The Denver Post, Robb Report, Equestrian Magazine and Western Art & Architecture. In 2007 Duke’s work was featured in Out West; The Great American Landscape, a groundbreaking traveling exhibition of Contemporary American Western Art that delighted audiences in museums across China. In 2008 Duke was honored as the select artist for the Colorado Governor’s Art Award and he was the 2011 Artist of The Year as elected by the Foothills Art Center in Golden Colorado. He was the 2011 recipient of the William Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, WY and in 2012 he was selected to paint the 2013 Calgary Stampede commemorative poster. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including The Coors Western Art Show, the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, the Masters of the American West Exhibition, and The Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show; and is included in many notable private and public collections worldwide including the Denver Art Museum, The Booth Museum of Western Art, the Whitney Collection of Western American Art and the Forbes Collection.