About the Artist
Robert "Shoofly" ShufeltChristened "Shoofly" by his brother-in-law, Paul "Red River" Beer, while on the Verde Vacquero Ride in 1967, Sunflower Arizona.
After 15 years as a top Chicago Illustrator, Shoofly moved his family to a remote ranch in Wickenburg, AZ in 1975 and began a new career in Western Fine Art.
With immense talent and superb artistry, his work depicts the true American West, which can only come from years in the saddle as a working cowboy.
Shoofly proves that a pencil can be art form in its own right. These works are dedicated to those cowboys he has had the privilege to work side by side with.
2005 "The Great American Cowboy Award" at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
2010 Artist of the Year Award from Tucson Friends of Western Art
2014 New Mexico Govenor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
TAHONO-CHUL MUSEUM, Tucson, AZ. [Retrospective 1989] OLD WEST MUSEUM, Cheyenne, WY.
DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM, Wickenburg, AZ. [Retrospective 1996, Detailing the West 1998]
SANTA DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER, Pueblo, CO.
THE TUCSON ART MUSEUM, Tucson, AZ.
PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME, Colorado Springs, CO. [Retrospective 1987]
COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ART CENTER, Colorado
Participated in Prix de West at the NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM, Oklahoma City 2003-2013
EXPRESS RANCHES GREAT AMERICAN COWBOY AWARD 2005
GENE AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN HERITAGE, Los Angeles, CA
ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM "Covering the West", New Mexico
MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND, Sul Ross State University, Alpine Texas
FARM AND RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico [on-going retrospective of lithographs 1997-2010]
HALEY LIBRARY AND HISTORY CENTER, Midland Texas
THE PHIPPEN MUSEUM, Prescott, Arizona [2007 WITH BILL NEBEKER]
ACADEMY OF WESTERN ARTISTS - ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2007
THE FARM AND RANCH MUSEUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico; the Fall of 2013, the entire collection of Shoofly Lithographs is on a permanent, rotating exhibit
The Amerind Museum, Dragoon AZ
The Tubac Art Museum, Tubac AZ
AMERIND MUSEUM Exhibit 2014
Permanent Collection TUCSON ART MUSEUM 2014
PHIPPEN ART MUSEUM, Prescott AZ 2014
THE BOOTH MUSEUM, Catersville, Georgia 2014
A body of work 2011-2014 is exhibited on the website of the West Select-Men's Art Council, PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
A collection of drawings is part of the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic