Briscoe Western Art Museum, artist Billy Schenck team up on coloring sheet for kids
Artist Billy Schenck’s paintings depict cowboys on the range in the Pop art style.
The style is associated with artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, but some Western artists have taken to it, as well.
“Despite the apparent dissonance between the modernity of the mid- to late-20th century and the oft-emphasized 19th century in Western American art, the movement and themes have proven surprisingly compatible due to the universal appeal of the Old West,” Ryan Badger, the Briscoe’s curator of collections, writes in the essay “Pop Art and the New West” on the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s website, .
Schenck and the Briscoe turned some of his paintings into coloring sheets as part of the museum’s online initiative “How the West Was Fun.” The have allowed the Express-News to share “La Vida Loca” with our readers. What colors will you use to define your vision of the American West?
You can find more “How the West Was Fun” activities on the museum’s website. Click on “Events & Programs,” then