A two-time Prix de West Purchase Award winner, Morgan Weistling is known for his intimate portrayals that shed new light on the Old West. He began his art career as a movie-poster illustrator. After 14 years, he left illustration to pursue fine art.
Interested in the effects of light, Weistling’s paintings capture the mood and atmosphere of the past. His attention to the historical aspects of his subjects comes from his desire to portray the truth and beauty of America’s pioneering spirit. His paintings have graced the covers of Art of the West, Persimmon Hill, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, American Artist and U.S. Art magazines, and won numerous awards including the 2014 Masters of the American West Purchase Award and the Prix de West’s Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award.
Weistling and his wife, JoAnn Peralta, also a successful artist and author, reside in California with their daughters, Brittany and Sienna. Weistling’s book A Brush with History, The Paintings of Morgan Weistling, spans his 20 years of award-winning paintings.