Doug Oliver has been a significant contributor to the art of the American West for more than three decades. His landscape images of soaring skies and panoramic vistas are well known throughout the contemporary art world.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio relocating with his family to California as a young boy. The grandeur of the western landscape had a profound influence on him. He began painting at age twelve and continued his studies throughout his high school and community college years. He entered the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1968. Soon after, he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Redlands, California. His early career was spent as an art educator in secondary and local community college art departments. He began full time studio work in 1981.
Today, he is represented in several premier galleries in the West. His work is included in some of the finest corporate and private collections worldwide. Limited edition prints and posters have been published by Bentley Fine Art Group, Winn Publishing and distributed internationally. The Art of Doug Oliver has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines.
He lives with his wife Barbara, in the inspirational confines of northern Arizona, overlooking the Prescott National Forest. They are parents of two sons: Jeffrey, systems analyst with Amylin Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, and Jason, music, sound and dialogue editor with Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
Landscape painter Doug Oliver was born in Ohio in 1942. His early education consisted of exposure to the cultural life then available in the area, which for him was a focus on music because his parents were classically trained singers and active in choirs in their respective churches.