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Bill Anton

The Best Laid Plans, by Bill Anton


Bill Anton's work has been published in "Art of the West," "Southwest Art," "Equine Images," "Western Horseman," "Art-Talk," and "Architectural Digest," and prominently featured in "The West; A Treasury of Art and Literature." In 1993 his work was selected for a Museum Purchase Award at Cheyenne Frontier Days and in 1995 it was selected for a limited edition print at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Corporate collections that include his work are Sears, Dupont, State Farm Insurance, Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, and Trust Company of the West. Anton was the featured poster artist for the 1997 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale and has exhibited annually at the Prix de West in Oklahoma City.

Bill Anton is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale and Jackson Hole and by Texas Art Gallery.


Bill Anton's "Back in the Bradshaws" (left) was the June 2002 cover of Western Horseman; "Tallied Up" was the November 2002 cover, and his "Jewel of the Rockies" (right) was the January 2003 cover.

Spellbound, by Bill Anton is the painting on the 2002 Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering. Click for order details from Sharlot Hall Museum.

Bill Anton's "Spellbound" was the poster for the 2002 15th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.



Bill Anton's Back in the Bradshaws is the June 2002 cover of Western Horseman and his Spellbound is the 2002 featured image and poster for the 15th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.