Jim Clyde Norton was born in 1953 in Price, Utah. He is a realist artist who depicts the contemporary cowboy and Native Americans from the last century. Norton's skill as an artist is shaped by his work in the outdoors, his formal education, and the influences of his cousins, Lynn and Dean Fausett. He lives in Santaquin, Utah.
Norton began his formal education at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He later attended Brigham Young University and studied independently with William Whitaker and Conrad Schwiering.
In 1989, Norton was elected to Cowboy Artists of America (CAA). He won a gold medal in 1994 at the CAA show. In 2001, he won best of show, artists' choice award and a gold medal in oil for The First Shot at the CAA show. His work is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming and Clagget/Rey Gallery, Vail, Colorado.
Biography adapted from Artists of Utah and material supplied by the artist.
Jim Clyde Norton of Santaquin, Utah is a realist oil painter who specializes in western subject matter - cowboys, Indians, and landscapes. He is a member of the Cowboy Artists of America and is famous for his richly painted and tasteful evocations of the West. The Twilight Hours (1944, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches private collection) is a feature illustration in the l998 publication Utah Painting and Sculpture by Olpin, Swanson, Seifrit.
Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.
"Coming Up." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 17, 1993.
Olpin, Robert S., Vern G. Swanson, and William C. Seifrit. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Press, 1999.