Timothy David Mayhew Biography
Timothy David Mayhew is an award winning painterly-realist artist living in the
four corners area of New Mexico, conveniently located near the borders of
Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.
Mayhew and his artwork have been featured in many prestigious journals
including Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, and the Gray's Sporting
He regularly receives many awards and honors for his artwork, including the
prestigious Robert Kuhn Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art in 2010,
and the Artistic Excellence Award granted by Southwest Art in 2011. His artistic
contributions to the State of New Mexico were recognized in 2011 by a resolution
of the Legislative Council of the State of New Mexico in the state capital Santa
Mayhew's artwork has been acquired by several prestigious museums including
the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Leigh
Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University,
and the University of New Mexico's Museum of Fine Art.
Mayhew's notable exhibitions include the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the
Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, the Thomas
Gilcrease Museum, Trailside Galleries' Masters in Miniature Invitational Show,
the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, the Evansville Museum of Art,
the Nicolaysen Museum of Art, the Bradford Binton Museum, the Settlers West
Miniature Exhibition and the Art of the Animal Kingdom.
Mayhew has been listed in Who's Who in American Art since 2006, and he was
inducted as a signature member of the National Academy of Professional Plein
Air Painters in 2007. His undergraduate studies were done at the University of
Michigan and he received a doctorate in 1978 from Wayne State University.
To expand on his formal education, Mayhew sought out and studied with some
of the finest contemporary masters of art. He studied with the renowned animal
painter, Bob Kuhn, to learn how to depict animals in their natural environment,
and he studied landscape painting en plein air from Clyde Aspevig and Matt
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