Colorado Pioneers

William Matthews

Colorado Pioneers is a series of twelve large original watercolor paintings of anonymous Colorado historical pioneer figures. Artist William Matthews used his families and friends as a basis of facial features for the paintings. Characters and themes include: Native American/Ute, Trapper/Explorer, Rancher/Cowboy, Miner, Mother and Child, Farmer, Railroad Man, Politician/Businessman/Shopkeeper, Clergy, Calvary Soldier, Schoolmarm, 10th Mountain Division Soldier, and Airplane Pilot. Mr. Matthews’s paintings convey a thematic viewpoint of the various people and cultures that have informed Colorado’s rich history.

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