About the artist:
Painter and printmaker, Bert Seabourn was born in Iraan, TX, USA on July 9, 1931. He has experimented extensively with graphic media, gouache, watercolor, acrylics and oils for over fifty years. He continues to exhibit throughout the United States and has shown his art in England, Germany, France, Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. His work is not only in private collections world wide, but is also in many public collections such as: The Vatican Museum of Religious Art, State of Vatican City, Italy; The American Embassy, London, England; The National Palace Museum of Taiwan; Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.; The National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK; President Ford Library Collection, Battle Creek, MI; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; The President George and Barbara Bush Collection.
He has earned more than 100 top awards at art competitions nationwide. Other honors include 1975 Master Artist title bestowed by the Five Civilized Museum, Muskogee, OK; the Governor's Art Award in 1981, presented by Governor George Nigh, Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK; and in 1986, Seabourn's "Windwalker", a 23' tall, bronze sculpture, was unveiled at the state headquarters for Southwestern Bell in Oklahoma City.
One of the highest and most recent honors is the Doctor of Humane Letters honorary Degree bestowed upon Seabourn In August, 1997, by Dr. Gerald Walker at Oklahoma City University, where Seabourn had earned his certificate of art many years earlier.
Besides yearly listings in numerous biographical publications, including Who's Who in American Art, he has been featured in various newspapers and magazines. Among these are Art Voices South, Southwest Art and International Fine Art Collector. His paintings have adorned the covers of many books, both fiction and non-fiction.