Joe Prater - Fine Artist

Joe Prater

Joplin, MO - United States








Joe Prater

Joplin, MO - United States

Joe Prater - Fine Artist

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About Joe Prater

Born in 1938 in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, of Choctaw Indian and English heritage, award winning artist Joe Prater was raised in Parsons, Kansas. Joe always knew he would be an artist! He started drawing with crayons, when he was about 5 years old. In school his favorite time was when he was drawing. He likes all media. This, probably comes from his Junior and High school art teacher Mrs. Zada Chase. In her classes the students were encouraged to explore and learn, to work in all media, including watercolor, oils, pastels and even the airbrush, along with pottery and sculpture.

After high school he enlisted in the US Air Force, and upon discharge decided to enter the Jr. College at Parsons, Kansas. Although he considers himself self-taught he has studied art at Parsons Junior College and later at Missouri Southern State University. Joe has studied with nationally known artists such as Bob Tommy, Joe Garcia, Adele Earnshaw, George Kontoupous, Hugh Walkinshaw and Jim Bray. Being primarily a transparent watercolorist, Joe works in other media, to convey his ideas about landscape, wildlife and southwestern scenes. “I don’t like to paint just one subject or genre all the time. If I get up feeling like I want paint a flower that’s what I paint or a steam engine or a buffalo” and I’ll do it abstract or impressionistic these are fun to do. He has worked as an artist in private business and in corporate settings for several years before setting out as a fine artist.

His artwork hangs in business settings, corporate offices and private collections across the country. His art has been used for the cover of two books by western writer Vernon Schmid” See “”. Joe’s studio is located in Joplin, Missouri where he resides with his wife, Ruth of 47 years. Joe and Ruth have 3 grown sons Todd, Jeff and Tim.

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A Snowy Farm by Joe Prater


An Early Fall Snow by Joe Prater


A Winter Wonder Land by Joe Prater


Snowy Buffalo Home by Joe Prater


A Winter Country Road by Joe Prater


The Space Cowboy by Joe Prater


Ghost Rider in the Sky by Joe Prater


A Desert Sunset by Joe Prater


Hiding from the Rain by Joe Prater


Any Hoss will Do by Joe Prater


Cowboy KP by Joe Prater


Looking for Tracks by Joe Prater


Waiting on the Stage by Joe Prater


Taking a Break by Joe Prater


Rodeo Barrel Racer by Joe Prater


Indian Brave by Joe Prater


The Pueblo by Joe Prater


Texas Cowboy Blackjack by Joe Prater


All I want Is A Horse by Joe Prater


Riding the High Ridge by Joe Prater


End of Day by Joe Prater


Sail Away by Joe Prater


An Apple a Day by Joe Prater


Double Duty by Joe Prater


Desert Bounty by Joe Prater


California coastal evening by Joe Prater


Daisy's Everywhere by Joe Prater


After the Storm by Joe Prater


This Ol' House by Joe Prater

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