Going To The Sun Gallery is located in the heart of beautiful, downtown, Whitefish, Montana. We offer fine original art, custom made jewelry, and a wide array of bronzes. Local Montana artists are highlighted and artists from Canada and the U.S. are represented.
Artists included in the Gallery: Virginia Baude, Kevin Bowers, James Corwin, Dustin Curtis, Brent Flory, Ritch Gaiti, Patricia Griffin, Ken Hansen, Tom Hjorleifson, Gary Johnson, Lance Johnson, Chip Jones, Cheryl King, Weldon Kirk, Dan Knepper, Joe Kronenberg, Dallen Lambson, Hayden Lambson, Karen Leigh, Ron Lesser, Jennifer Li, Cory James Mclaughlin, Dave McNally, Katherine McNeill, Krystii Melaine, Tom Morrison, Jack Muir, Wanda Mumm, Michael Naranjo, Norma Lee Pfaff, Reg Parsons, Helen Rietz, Yvette Rosa, Ceal Swift, Katherine Taylor, Carol Lee Thompson, Sally Vannoy, Diane Whitehead, and Tim Wold.
The gallery is open daily to offer beautiful findings to Enhance your Civilized Wilderness, or by appointment to accommodate your schedule. Thank you for viewing Going To The Sun Gallery.
The Gallery address is 137 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT. 59937.
While growing up, Ron Lesser was recognized for his extraordinary artistic potential. Following his graduation from New York’s High School of Music and Art, he studied at the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art and Art Students League of New York under the influential artist and teacher, Frank J. Reilly.
Drawing on his extensive fine arts background he is inspired by the marvelous 19th century classical military painters such as Edouard Detaille, Alphonse De Neuville, Ernest Messionier and others. Ron focuses on those artists whose paintings most represent a dedication to realism and technical skill. It is his affinity with the masters of military art that sets a Ron Lesser painting apart from his contemporaries.
As a successful and versatile historical artist, Lesser created Western movie art for “High Plains Drifter,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “The Way West,” and the storyboards for the dream sequence in “A Man Called Horse.” He has painted the covers of Western book authors such as Louis L’Amour, Luke Short, Will Cook, Gordon Shirreffs and others. In addition to his singular vision of Native American life he more recently has created a significant body of work documenting America’s Civil War.
The highly respected New York Art Directors Club, in existence since 1921, has twice honored Lesser for Best Movie Art of the Year and The Society of Illustrators of New York, founded in 1901, has bestowed on him numerous Gold Medals for his paintings.
Collected by museums and discriminating collectors, he has been featured in many prominent art publications, including Art Business News, Art World News, US Art, True West Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.
“Thursday July 6th, 2017. Come meet Ron Lesser at the Gallery from 6-9 pm, First Thursday’s Gallery Night”.
Gallery Nights: 1st Thursday of every month (May – October)
6:00 – 9:00 pm. Come join us for wine and cheese and meet our artists.
May 4th, 2017: Michael Naranjo & Tim Wold
June 1st, 2017 : Wanda Mumm & Helen Rietz
July 6th, 2017: Ron Lesser, James Corwin & Chip Jones
August 3rd, 2017: Carol Lee Thompson & Sally Vannoy
September 7th, 2017: Virginie Baude, Patricia Griffin, & Diane Whitehead
October 5th, 2017 Jack Muir