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Exhibition label, Prix de West

As noted in the 2003 Prix de West exhibition catalog, “Sometimes bold, sometimes subtle, but always with a dramatic use of color, Martin Grelle’s paintings convey the spirit, beauty and isolation of the American West. Whether he is depicting the lonely, solitary work of a cowboy, or the forlorn quest of Native Americans struggling with a changing world, his work captures the essence of the Old West in paintings that are historically accurate, beautifully picturesque, compelling, yet peaceful.…

“Grelle said he strives to have his oil paintings ‘leave people with a feeling of experiencing something nice, something peaceful, something that is soothing to their soul.’”

Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, June 13 - Sept 7, 2003

Exhibition catalog, Prix de West Invitational Exhibition and Sale (Oklahoma City, OK, 2003), page 81, illustrated

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