Earlier this week, Idaho and the world, lost one of its most famous western art photographers; world renowned Western Photographer, David Stoecklein.
Photo of David Stoecklein courtesy Stoecklein Images.
David was a Mentor to many, and one of the most inspiring photographers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and knowing. He leaves with us a sense of the West, portrayed in such a way over the last 25 years, that is and will forever continue to be, impacting and unforgettable.
One of David’s most iconic images “Winter Save.” Copyright David Stoecklein.
His images have graced the covers, and the interior pages of some of the world’s most prestigious magazines. He has sold countless images to thousands of households, corporations; including hotels, restaurants, hospital corridors and waiting rooms, and the like.
His artwork is known worldwide, and his signature way of shooting, became instantly recognizeable, separating his creations from any other Western photographer in the Country, if not the world. Some might not recollect his name, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t recognize one of his images.
David, his passion, and his zest in capturing the West, will be greatly missed in the world of Western art and in general, as an American Legend, and as one of the greatest and most inspirational Photographers of the West.
Our deepest condolences go out to David’s family during this most difficult time.
Ride on Cowboy, Ride on…
-Amanda and Jared Smith
Photo of David, courtesy Stoecklein Images, Ketchum, Idaho.
Iconic Photo “Winter Save” ©David Stoecklein.