Martin Grelle ( b. 1954 )
Born in the Texas hill country town of Clifton, Martin Grelle developed a deep desire early in his life to paint and pursue art seriously. When he was 18, he received instruction from legendary Cowboy Artist, James Boren.
Grelle began his career painting the Scandinavian heritage of central Texas, but after having been exposed to Western subject matter, shifted his focus to the depiction of Western American images in the early nineties. His artistic skill has placed him at the very top of American Western artists.
In addition to being a distinguished member of the Cowboy Artists of America, Grelle has won the Prix de West Purchase award twice. This award is given to the artist whose work will be chosen by the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City to add to its permanent collection. Grelle has also won the Hulsey Buyer’s Choice award at the Prix de West for the most popular work of art in 2004 and 2006.