"No Easy Way Out"
"Beneath the Eagle's Wings"
Fred Fellows was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, headquarters for both the old-time 101 Ranch wild West Show and the Ponca, Oto, and Osage Indian reservations. Family tradition and respect for both the West and fine art had a profound influence on Fred as he grew up in northern Oklahoma.
Fred Fellows was a past president and is the current president of the Cowboy Artists of America organization. His paintings and sculptures have been featured in many magazines throughout the country, among them are Arizona Highways, The Western Horseman, Newsweek, Southwest Art, and Architectural Digest. His work has won many awards including the Grumbacher Fine Arts Award and the Printing Institute of America Award. He won the Gold Medal for the Most Popular Work at the 1976 CAA exhibit, Silver Medal for Drawing at the 1989 CAA exhibit in mainland China in 1980 and also exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1979. Fred’s work is in the collections of many U.S. museums and corporations.
Fred was selected by the Hesston Corporation to be their National Finals Rodeo Artist. He has done a series of paintings, sculptures, and belt buckles relating to the NFR Network Telecast sponsored by Hesston Corp. An eighteen foot tall monument of Fred’s “An Honest Days Work” stands in a garden by the Cowboy Artists Museum in Kerrville, TX.