Morgan Weistling 1964 | California
Morgan began to develop a sense of narrative in his drawing. “It was here that art became a language for me.” At the age of 12, Morgan applied his interest in art to studying his father’s art books and began his art school studies at the Brandes Art Institute at 15. Working in a Los Angeles art supply store while attending art school, Morgan chanced to show his artwork to a prominent illustrator. As a result of their encounter, at the age of 19, Weistling found himself employed at a top movie poster agency in Hollywood. For the next 14 years, Morgan illustrated for every movie studio in Hollywood. Since he has made fine art the focus of his art career, the collector demand for his originals has been overwhelming. Weistling, a highly sought-after teacher, conducts private workshops withjuried students and teaches at the prestigious Scottsdale Artist School. Recent honors and awards include the Patron’s Choice Award and the Trustees Purchase Award at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, CA, thePrix de West Purchase Award at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museumin Oklahoma City, OK, and the Patron's Choice Award at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.