Paintings (11-works)

Bruce  Cody
Western Nocturn
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Master of Animation
Master of Animation
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in
Bruce  Cody
Walking in the Rain
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
Bruce  Cody City Lights
City Lights
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Corner Conversation_ Rainy Night
Corner Conversation, Rainy Night
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Fox Festival
Fox Festival
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 in
Bruce  Cody Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 in
Bruce  Cody Lone Star Twilight
Lone Star Twilight
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Plains Town Twilight
Plains Town Twilight
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Mystery Film Festival
Mystery Film Festival
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 in
Bruce  Cody Night Light Glitter
Night Light Glitter
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in

Bruce  Cody

Bruce Cody

Bruce Cody Biography

(American, b. 1941)

Since the early 1980’s Bruce Cody has been regarded as one of the premiere painters of large urban and small town architectural motifs. His contemporary images range from high-rise towers with busy urban activities to small, purpose built structures such as gas stations, motels, theatres.

In all of his paintings the rich light and shadows of the Western landscape are the primary motive for selecting his subjects. Light pouring on a sign covered façade reflects his interest and early years of being in his father’s neon sign shop.  Learning to create hand painted signs was the seminal experience that led him to the serious study and dedication to fine art studies of painting and printmaking.  He graduated from the University of Wyoming and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree at Washington State University

Developing his skills and aesthetic preferences during seventeen years as a university art teacher, he resigned his tenured professorship at Colorado State University to devote his life to painting in 1983.  Since that time he and his wife Charlene lived in Denver, CO and Santa Fe, NM where he has earned much positive acclaim and numerous collectors of his oil paintings.  In Santa Fe he and Charlene owned the highly regarded Charlene Cody Gallery from 1994 until 2005.

The heart of his work exists a positive observation of the American scene that records and mirrors our shared experiences of daily life and journeys across the United States.

He has presented twenty-five one man exhibits since 1984.  His paintings are included in thirty public museum collections, over fifty corporate collections and in nearly 500 private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Bruce’s works have been extensively reviewed in newspapers, magazines and art books during the last three decades.


Bruce Cody Resumé

For full resume, view PDF below

Public Collections:

Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Blanton Museum of Fine Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

City of Westminster, CO

Colorado State House of Representatives, State Capitol Building, Denver, CO

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ

Corporate Collections:

AIRCOA, Denver, CO 

American Television Corp, Denver, CO

Burlington Northern RR, Denver, CO  

Citicorps, New York, NY                    

Colorado Bankshares Inc, Denver, CO   

Imagery Estate Winery, (Label Design)  Healdsburg, CA                         

Selected Exhibition List:

Two artist Exhibition, Lacuna Galleries, Santa Fe NM, November, 2015

Greenberg Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, October, 2013

Two Artist Exhibition, Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, October, 2012

Two Artist Exhibition, Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, June 2011

Duley –Jones Gallery, (two person), Scottsdale, AZ.  January, 2011

National and Regional Group Shows by Jury or Invitation, 1983-2015

Art Medical Fund Art Show, Santa Fe, NM, December, 2014, 2015

Canyon Road Paint Out and Auction, Ventana Gallery of Art, Santa Fe, NM, May 2013,2014

Collectors Reserve Invitational Show and Sale, Gilcrease Art Museum, Tulsa, OK, November, 2013

Twenty Fifth Anniversary Show and Sale, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO, January, 2013

Paint the Parks Juried Exhibition, Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, and other venues, 2013


B.A. Fine Arts

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1960-1964

B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1964-1966

Post-Graduate Studies, St. Martins School of Art, London, England, 1976-77

Professional Experience

Professional Artist, 1983–Present

Co-Owner of Charlene Cody Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1994–2005

Faculty Member, Art Students League of Denver, 1987-1992

Court Room Artist, NBC Evening News, Chicago, Los Angeles, KCNC-TV, Denver, CO, 1978-1992

University Art Faculty Member, 1966-1983


Southwest Art, “Exhibition Preview”, Greenberg Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, October, 2013

Paint the Parks Exhibition Viewbook, Sponsored by the Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, 2013

Southwest Art, “Urban Impressions” Eight Artists Inspired by Urban Life, September, 2012, Broomfield, CO  

Catalog, Second Annual Drawing Show, Scottsdale Gallery Assoc., October, 2010

Acrylic Innovation, Nancy Rener, Northlight Books, Cincinnati, OH. 2010

Private Collections:

Bruce Cody Paintings are in over 400 private collections in the United States, Austria, England, Germany, Italy and Japan. His work is also in over 70 corporate collections in the US. Among the collectors are the late actor Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Burt Reynolds and Vice President and Mrs. Dick Cheney who have commissioned paintings by the artist.

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