Art of the American West

David Powell

American/Montana b. 1954
Member: Cowboy Artists of America (CAA)

Blackfoot Brave

Media: One of a kind
Fired Clay sculpture
Size: 5.25 x 3” x 3.25
Price on Request

Bull Boat

Media: Bronze
Size: 9” x 15” x 8”
Featured in book:
“Ace Powell in Bronze,”
by Rex Breneman, 1982
Price on Request.

Entertaining the Troops,
Winter 1804-1805

Media: Oil on board
Size: 18” x 30”
Price on Request.

Grizzly and Vaquero

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 5” x 7”
Price on Request

Trader and Squaw

Media: Gouache
Price on Request

Trapper Camp

Media: Watercolor
Size: 14.5” x 19.75”
Price on Request


Media: Oil on board
Size: 13.5” x 17.5”
Price on Request

Vacquero on Bronc

Media: Oil on Canvas
Size: 18” x 24”
Price on Request

The Warrior Lookout

Media: Oil on board
Size: 12” x 12”
Price on Request.


Dave PowellDave Powell is a native son of Montana. In a world of change and transition, few can say they have roots in one geography that go back four generations. Dave’s pedigree in art is just about as deep. He is the son of artists Ace Powell and Nancy McLaughlin Powell. That heritage leads back to the likes of Charlie Russell and Joe De Yong, both famous for their abilities to “tell the story” through their art. His father, Ace Powell, was a prolific Western artist whose first childhood paint-box set was a gift from Charlie and Nancy Russell.

Dave became a serious student of art in his mid-teens, and has been a professional artist most of his adult life. Over the years he has worked with Bob Scriver, Ned Jacob, Robert Lougheed and Tom Lovell. Dave will be the first to give thanks and credit to CAA founder Joe Beeler for his longstanding friendship and guidance over many years. Because of his vast knowledge of the dress and habits of western Indians, pioneers and cowboys, Dave is often called upon to provide costumes and props, and to give technical advice about authenticity for films and television. Productions he has worked on include Good Old Boys, Silverado, Lonesome Dove and Seabiscuit.

His interest in historic reenactments and rides have taken him all across the West, and these travels have afforded Dave the opportunity for inspiration. While his film work utilizes his experience and observation, his sculptures, paintings and illustrations are born of his imagination.