Joe Arnold Works

Joe Arnold

Laramie, WY

Having been painting for over 55 years I found the epic landscape tradition of Joseph Turner and the Hudson River School of Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and others to be the most challenging to paint and the most needed in our cynical, over-wrought world of today. It’s an invitation to look up towards something more noble and profound, or in many of my paintings to look down from the heights, where civilization's problems seem almost insignificant


Philadelphia College of Art, (now University of the Arts)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting 1977

Selected Exhibitions:  

1996 - 2023 Sept: Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Cody, Wyoming          2019 Biennial Exhibit of Fellowship Artists, University of Wyoming Art Museum.: 2014 to 2019 International Climber’s Festival, Solo show, Lander, Wyoming; 2017 “Plein-air In Thin Air”,  One man show, Jackson, WY; 2014 “Mountaineer’s View” Solo show at Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery, Cheyenne; September 27, 2013 – Jan 5: ‘2012  Fellowship Winners’, Nicolaysen Art and Discovery Center; 2011 Solo Show Museum of the Mountaineer, Golden, CO; “Masterpieces of Colorado” Traveling Art Exhibit, Feb. ’07 – May ’08; “Out of Thin Air” Joe Arnold and Linda Lillegraven, Ucross Art gallery, Sheridan, WY; 2002 “Wild Water” solo show at Jackson Hole Center for the Arts and the Bradford Brinton Museum, Sheridan WY; 2001 National Museum of Wildlife Art, Solo show and artist residency, Jackson, WY


Mountaineer’s Dawn, An Artist’s Ascent of the Teton Range, Joe Arnold

Flat Creek Ranch, Cissy and Cal Launch a Rip-Roaring Jackson Hole Saga, by Joe Albright

Painters of Grand Teton National Park, Donna and James Poulton, Published by Gibbs

Smith, 2015, 2011 Alpinist Magazine, 2010 Images West, 2007 Southwest Art, 1993 Southwest Art, 1990 American Artist, Southwest Art


Visual Arts Fellowship, Wyoming Council for the Arts, 2012. 2019

“Best Wyoming Short”, 307 Film Festival, 2018 for “Plein-air In Thin Air” produced by the artist.

“Best In Show”, Plein-air In the Parks, 2021


Alpine Club, London

Governor’s Mansion, Cheyenne, WY

Malcolm Forbes Collection                

Christine Mollring Collection

University of Wyoming Art Museum

University of Wyoming College of Law

University of Wyoming, Coe Library

Arnold and Porter Art Collection, Washington DC

Rock Springs Fine Art Center, Rock Springs, WY

Murals and public space commissions

Coe Library, University of Wyoming, Valhalla Canyon oil, 120 x 60 in,

Surprise Lake View, oil, 24 x 108 in

Ivinson Memorial Hospital, commissioned piece for Grand Entrance, 30 x 120 inches

College of Law, University of Wyoming, ‘Laramie Basin’ oil, 42 x 96 in,

Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne, ‘View from Disappointment Peak’ 32 x 180 in. (on loan from the University of Wyoming Art Museum collection, 2008 to present)

Albany County Library, Laramie, Wyoming, 4 paintings for the Director’s office.

Joseph O’Mahoney Federal Center, Cheyenne, 12 x 72 curved pan