Colorado Pioneers

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Artist: William Mathews (

Date: 2004

Location: Colorado Convention Center, auditorium lobby

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Painting

Material: Watercolor

Description: Colorado Pioneers is a series of twelve large original watercolor paintings of anonymous Colorado historical pioneer figures. The paintings convey a thematic viewpoint of the various people and cultures that have informed Colorado's rich history. 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, Airplane pilot.