A two-time winner of the Prix de West Purchase Award, Morgan Weistling is known for his paintings of early American pioneer life. 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 Master’s of the American West Purchase Award for Family Traditions.
Weistling and his wife, also a successful artist and author, JoAnn Peralta, reside in California with their daughters, Brittany and Sienna. Weistling’s newly released book, A Brush with History, The Paintings of Morgan Weistling, spans his 20 years of award-winning paintings.