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Powell: Ace of Diamonds
Permanent Exhibition


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.
He 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.