Gerald Farm - photo from Focus Santa Fe, Aug-Sept 1999
"Part of the beauty in Farm's work is its universality, the everyman-ness of it. I look everywhere for just the right characters--from pubs, greasy spoons and ranches, to elementary school classes. Shari [wife] and I have traveled through Europe, Africa and Mexico, as well as throughout the West, constantly on the lookout for faces and props that suggest a story. As for my life, art adds color and enhances everyday living. If it helps you appreciate the beauty in life, in people, in flowers, then it's an added bonus. Without art, life would be drab." (Shockley, L.)
Illustrator in the Art and Animation Department of the Naval Photographic Center in Washington, D.C., during which he graduated from the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut; 1976 - traveled throughout Europe to study the work of the old Masters; 1961 - B.A., Nebraska University at Kearney and member of Kappa Pi, National Honor Art Fraternity.
1961-62 - taught high school art, Loveland, Colorado.
Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments
1962 to 1968 - Art Director for Hewlett-Packard Corporation; 1975 to 1981 - Member of the Farmington Board of Education, President from 1977 to 1979; 1975 to 1981 - member and President of the San Juan College Board; past member of San Juan College Foundation Board, until 1981. Farm is listed in Who's Who in American Art, American Artists of Renown, and Contemporary Western Artists. In 1992, he received the Peter Hassrick Merit Award, Western Rendezvous of Art. He is currently a resident of New Mexico and the subject matter found in Farm's oil paintings consists of scenes and portraits of American Indians (Diné/Navajo and Northern Plains tribes). He is often referred to as the "The Norman Rockwell of the West" because his paintings often tell a story about the subjects and include detailed landscapes and scenes.
Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, Montana; see artist's website for more - http://www.geraldfarm.com/About.html
Cheyenne Frontier Days Governor's Invitational Art Show, Cheyenne, Wyoming; see artist's website for more - http://www.geraldfarm.com/About.html
Odessa, Texas; see artist's website for more - http://www.geraldfarm.com/About.html
Southwest Art - June 1974, February 1979, and December 1987; Art of the West - October 1991; Focus/Santa Fe - August/September 1999; Focus/Santa Fe - January/February/ March 1994; Leanin' Tree and Granite, MT, Greeting cards; limited edition prints by Mill Pond Press, Somerset House, and Reflective Arts.
Biographical resources from the artist; Shockley, L., Those Little Extra Special Things,in Focus/Santa Fe, January/February/March 1994, pp. 28-31; http://monet.unk.edu/mona/contemp/farm/farm.html
Portrait of Leroy McDaniel
The Old Professor
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