J. W. Krantz



Note from the Artist:

" I am a realistic painter in oil and watercolor of Pacific Northwest game animals, birds, and western scenes. Born in 1955, I grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation where my family homesteaded. My father was an artist and also collected western art and artifacts. I grew up exposed to all types of western and Indian art and artifacts. Self-taught, I paint a piece, show it to my family to critique, then I go back to rework the piece. My four daughters and wife are the best and most honest art critics. If you ask them "What do you think?", you might get a brutal answer. I guess that I ask for it and wouldn't have it an other way. I currently live in Huson, Montana where I enjoy ancient crafts, blacksmithing, leather and rawhide work. "