- LES LEFEVRE
- Photo circa 1947, I always wanted to be a cowboy! Whether working for a short time on the historic Hansen Ranch in Jackson Hole as a young man, just out of the service, to working the stock at the Jackson Rodeo, it nurtured in me a love of the American Cowboy. From my home in Dubois,Wyoming. I look forward each spring to roundup time with my good Friend, John Sides. On his 20,000 acre cattle ranch in South Dakota, each year we relive what ranchers and cowboys have done since cattle were introduced to the west. Little has changed in a hundred years and the experience and camaraderie is all cowboy. The period of 1820 to 1880 on the western plains was the most colorful in American history. Unfortunately, I was born too late to experience it first hand.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This past weekend was the opening of my latest show with Masterworks in Nature at the Cincinnati Nature Center. It was well attended and most of us sold at least one piece. On opening night I sold "The Trail Boss" . Pictured is myself with fellow artist John Ruthven and Cincinnati Nature Center board member Deb Krehbiel. Also attending over the weekend was my high school freshman English teacher Mrs. Nadine Wilson. My what a surprise and I can't imagine the shock when she saw her freshman student with no hair and a grey beard.