The Best of the Best: Contemporary Wildlife Art Retrospective Exhibit and Sale on display until December 31

Len Chmiel

Len Chmiel, <em>Platte River Slough</em>, 1988, oil, 25 x 36 in. Collection of Lynn Jankovsky and Sally Berga Len Chmiel, Platte River Slough, 1988, oil, 25 x 36 in. Collection of Lynn Jankovsky and Sally Berga
Len Chmiel, <em>Kiftsgate Border</em>, 2010, oil, 31 x 28 in. Collection of Rob and Sherry Johnson Len Chmiel, Kiftsgate Border, 2010, oil, 31 x 28 in. Collection of Rob and Sherry Johnson
Len Chmiel

With a lifetime of studying the tradition of art, Chmiel's small "on the spot" paintings serve as a genesis to Chmiel’s larger compositions. There is an intimacy and honesty about the subjects Chmiel chooses, as if each painting were an expression of himself. His art has been featured in national magazines, books, and museum exhibitions including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Autry National Center, Phoenix Art Museum, and the National Wildlife Art Museum. He has had numerous sold-out one-man shows and his work has been collected by museums and major corporations across the United States. Chmiel is the recipient of multiple awards, most recently the 2017 Prix de West Wilson Hurley Award for Outstanding Landscape, and the Ross and Billie McKnight Artists’ Choice Award, in Honor of John. J. Geraghty, at the Autry Museum’s Masters of the American West. In 2016 he was honored with a 45-year retrospective exhibition at the Steamboat Springs Art Museum in Colorado.