Clark Kelley Price
Clark Kelley Price was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1945. As a child he loved to
draw and even his earliest artistic efforts told stories. His parents recognized
his talent and encouraged him to use it. He received his formal education at
Rick's College and Brigham Young University, however his deep commitment
to the Gospel, his love of the West— both modern and historical—and his life
experiences have been his greatest resources in developing his talent.
He spent his early years living in a log cabin that his parents had built in
Montana. Surrounded by nature, Clark developed an appreciation for the land,
as well as an ability to observe the kinds of details that many overlook. He has
been able to call upon his observations and experiences to create the art for which he has become known.
The subject matter of his work ranges from religious to old west.
He has painted full-time since 1973. The Ensign Magazine often used his art. He has done paintings
for the LDS temples in Tonga, Samoa, and Seattle, as well as for the MTC in Provo, Utah. He has illustrated
several books including Porter Rockwell, A biography and has illustrated the covers for books by John H.
Groberg. He has won awards from the Church International Art contests and International Poster contests.
Clark is well-known in the Western art world. His art is compared to that of master Western artists
and is highly sought after. Each painting tells a unique story. These works are found in private collections
throughout the USA and abroad. His western art has earned him awards from the Arts for the Parks program
as well as from the Wyoming Historical Society.
He and his wife, Irene, reside in Star Valley, Wyoming. They are the parents of seven children.