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2008 Featured Artist, LARRY FANNING

The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association is very honored to announce that the highly respected Kansas Western Artist LARRY FANNING has been selected as this year’s Featured Artist for their Eighteenth Annual Western Art Show and Sale to be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in California. Larry's work has been displayed at prestigious art shows throughout the United States.

  • Larry Fanning is a self taught artist given many awards.
  • His subject matter covers a wide range, from native american to cowboy scenes to wildlife.
  • Larry's life has been peppered with many career pursuits, but at the age of 50, he has finally settled down as an artist.

From high atop a mountain peak in Colorado, artist Larry Fanning paints beautiful images, covering a myriad of western and wildlife subjects, including scenes of cowboys living on the American frontier and Native American culture.  Larry is also recognized for his renderings of gray wolves, elk, moose, deer, and exotic wild animals, as well as portraits. A self taught artist, he has won numerous awards, and his work has been displayed at prestigious art shows throughout the United States.

Larry was born in Kansas in 1938, and attended Kansas State University. He pursued a variety of interests, including being a radio talk show host, an ordained minister, and a motivational lecturer.  He has always been interested in art and began his art career as a commercial artist for the Boeing Company. At the age of 50, he made the step to strictly a fine-art career, painting for exclusive galleries and private collectors.

Photo of Larry Fanning
Photo of "War Shirt of the Morning Star-Pawnee" by Larry Fanning

Larry’s canvases shine with the purity of the nature of his subjects.  Whether in the gaze of a trail boss, an Indian’s somber pose, the eyes of a wolf, the tender bond of a mare and her foal, or the stunning command of the great beasts of the African plains, his paintings reflect the beauty and significance of all living things and a clear appreciation for the splendor of life.

You can view more of his artwork at his main page: www.larryfanning.com

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