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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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.
“But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its wall seems to glow with life.”
"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
"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it."
— Theodore Roosevelt
"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