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The Old and New West of Tobias Sauer


September 6, 2018

Tobias Sauer

Oil paintings by Tobias Sauer

Things have changed a bit in the Old West over the last two centuries. While we don't ride horses as much as we did then, we still admire the life of the cowboy, the vast expanse of mountains and prairie, and the wildlife of the area.

This is the New West, a subject close to the heart and hands of oil painter Tobias Sauer. Sauer has spent a major portion of his life residing near the route taken by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

"I paint scenes from the West because I love it," says the Coeur d'Alene artist, a transplant from Montana.

"I grew up in Charlie Russell country, and I grew up w...

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