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A professional working artist since 1968, Don Prechtel is also a historian and an avid collector of antique western and military accoutrements. His studio is filled with a large library and a collection of artifacts, which he incorporates into his paintings. Many of the paintings have been reproduced on book jackets, magazine covers and illustrations in historical and scholastic publications. His goal is to use his God-given talent to inspire others to pursue their calling as artists.


His paintings are in collections in private collections, Museums, military installations and collections in Europe. Some examples include: Military Intelligence Museum, Fort Huachuca, Az. 3rd armored cavalry regiment, Fr. Carson Co., Virginia Military Institute, New Market, Va. Hamilton Collection, Museum of Native American Cultures, Western Art Association, Notre Dame Alumni Association Building, Goernment House, Dublin, Ireland, Holt Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Ca., Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, Silver Companies, Boa Raton, Fla., National Slavery Museum, Fredericksburg, Va.


John Scott Peoples Choice Award, Jurors Award, Purchase Award, Merit Award, Artist Choice Award, Heritage Award, for the bestrepresentational paintings depicting our Western Heritage, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, Founders Award, 2003, National Art for the Parks, Jackson, Wyo. Guest Artist at the National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City, and is a founding member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, Helena, Mt. Don's work can be seen in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cannon Beach, Oregon, and at his studio in Creswell, Oregon. His work is also available on the web at