Bob Wygant holds a
special place in Texas and the Western heritage he
has painted throughout his career. A quiet man of
immense talent, his paintings come from his heart
as much as from his brush. Breathtaking in his detailed
and realistic approach, his images make time stand
still...creating memories that offer the viewer a
glimpse into a rich past that is relived through the
artist's paintings. Wygant has said, "I am interested
in establishing a mood in my paintings and not a meaning.
It is the viewer who brings the meaning to the work."
From the romantic cowboys to the rocky landscape and
picturesque rivers to the pleasures of rural life,
his paintings have brought the American West to life
to be enjoyed and treasured for generations.
After majoring in art
at the University of Texas in Austin, he returned
home to Houston to establish his career. Wygant's
first success was in commissions by some of the major
oil companies in Texas. For several years, the artist
worked quietly at home painting for his many clients.
His images are in hundreds of homes throughout Texas
and are treasured by every owner.
Wygant's growing reputation
resulted in being offered a teaching position at the
University of Houston, where he inspired multitudes
of students for 16 years. The artist also worked with
the internationally famous Houston Livestock Show
in judging students' art and awarding scholarships...
a way to give something back to the community.
Bob Wygant's magical
use of acrylics earned him a reputation as a master
of this medium. His paintings are vibrant, colorful
scenes that allow the viewer to participate in the
mood and emotion emanating from his subjects. He has
always been driven to relay his love of the Western
landscape and the many memories of the quiet, rural
life through his paint brush.
Today, the artist and
his wife, Alla, reside north of Houston and enjoy
a relaxed, rural life among the simple pleasures that
he has always loved to paint. Wygant, the man, and
his outstanding talent are held in high esteem by
the Western art world, which he has so greatly influenced
in his own, quiet way.