Powell: Ace of Diamonds
Asa Lynn Powell spent most of
his life in Montana. He was raised near
Glacier National Park and worked for the
Park as a wrangler early in his life.
observed Charlie Russell at work, and was
inspired to make his own career -- painting
and sculpting traditional images such as
Cowboys, Indians, Western Landscapes,
Horses, Lodges, Cabins, and Wildlife.
He was extremely prolific, creating an
estimated 12,000 to 15,000 paintings and
sculptures in his lifetime.
Now Located on
our Lower Gallery!
From large landscapes of Blackfeet on the
Great Plains to intimate miniatures of
horses, animals, and the toilers of the
Western lands, Powell recorded the beauty
surrounding the hardscrabble life of
pioneer-era Montana as railroads and
automobiles steadily brought modern times
and modern problems.
The Hockaday Museum's
Ace Powell originals are on public display in great part due to
the generosity of the Pat & Don McClarty and
Roger & Deane Claridge.