Welcome to the authorized Frank Mechau website



Colorado artist Frank Mechau (1904-1946) created paintings, murals, and drawings of enduring potency and beauty, earning him an important place in American art. Grounded in his home place of western Colorado, he created lyric visual expressions of the landscapes and skies that defined his sensibilities; of the people, places, and horses he loved; of dramatic events—rodeos, fights, and fires—that shaped the history of the American west. His distinctive style shows influences of the masters he studied—European, Middle Eastern, and Asian—from whom he developed his own dynamic aesthetic of form, color, light, and line.