THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT

Celebrating America's National Parks and Iconic Landscapes

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THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Grand Teton National Park

THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT

Celebrating America's National Parks and Iconic Landscapes

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

James Niehues, one of the most widely viewed artists of the 21st century, has started the most ambitious project of his career. After 35 years of painting the world’s iconic ski resorts, he has turned his attention to celebrating America’s beloved National Parks and breathtaking landscapes. Inspired by Ansel Adams, the series begins with four western icons: Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

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The American Landscape Project

“I have always been inspired by Ansel Adams' sense of drama, composition and lighting. This project is a new chapter for me and I am thrilled to share my interpretation of the greatest National Parks and landscapes in America.”

— James Niehues on his approach to sketching Shop all

“I have always been inspired by Ansel Adams' sense of drama, composition and lighting. This project is a new chapter for me and I am thrilled to share my interpretation of the greatest National Parks and landscapes in America.”

— James Niehues on his approach to sketching Shop all

THE 50 GREATEST LANDSCAPES

Niehues is targeting 50 illustrations and will enlist the help of his fans to select the most iconic views in America. As his commissioned work for ski areas winds down, Niehues finally has the time to start a journey he has contemplated for many years and is thrilled to be applying his unmatched skill and exacting detail to the challenge of national parks and landscapes. It is a quest born of inimitable talent and a life-long love of nature, with a journey that is undefined.

Yosemite National Park

“But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its wall seems to glow with life.”

… — John Muir

Grand Teton National Park

"You must search for the loveliness of America; it is not obvious; it is scattered; but when you find it, it touches you and binds you to it like a great secret oath taken in silence."

… — Struthers Burt

Grand Canyon National Park

"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it."

… — Theodore Roosevelt

Zion National Park

"Within National Parks is room -- glorious room -- room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve."  

… — Enos Mills