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Signature Artist Named for 2019 America’s Horse in Art

The America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale returns in August 2019 to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo and will feature signature artist Buck Taylor.
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Every year, one artist is given the honor of serving as the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale signature artist. Buck Taylor of Marrero, Louisiana, is the signature artist for the 12th annual America’s Horse in Art.

“We are delighted that Buck Taylor is this year’s signature artist,” said Anna Morrison, American Quarter Horse Foundation chief foundation officer. “The American Quarter Horse has long been a focus of Western art and Buck is synonymous with the Western lifestyle. We are honored to have such a talented artist and actor representing the show and our Western way of life.”

Taylor was born in Hollywood, California, and has loved horses and art from a very young age. He starred in the television series “Gunsmoke” as Deputy Newly O’Brien. Taylor has also appeared in movies, including “Tombstone” and “Hell and High Water.” Taylor has earned many honors, not only as an actor, but also in the world of art. Taylor boasts three Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and was also inducted into the museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers. He also has a star on the Texas Walk of Fame and is a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Taylor sold his first painting in 1993 at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and hasn’t slowed down since. He has also been the official artist for the NFR, Pendleton Round Up and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. In May 2019, Taylor will receive the Western Horseman Award at the Western Heritage Classic, which recognizes authenticity, horsemanship, ethics, a commitment to education, and sharing and showing a passion for the Western way of life.

Each year, the America’s Horse in Art Show and Sale’s signature artist creates a piece of art that becomes the visual representation of the show for that year. Taylor’s piece will be featured in print and online marketing materials and also as a print that will be available for purchase throughout the entirety of the 2019 show.

To learn more about the 2019 America’s Horse in Art featured artist, visit www.bucktaylor.com.  

About the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses through charitable giving to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum fulfills the Foundation’s mission by beautifully showcasing the hundreds of horses and people who have earned the distinction of becoming part of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. The Museum is dedicated to educating and sharing the love of the American Quarter Horse.

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