Arturo Chavez was born in 1949 in Embudo, New Mexico. Raised amid the spectacular vistas of Northern New Mexico, Chavez is dedicated to preserving the landscape by painting it.
Chavez painted throughout his youth, but did not turn to art as a full-time career until the 1980s. Since then, he has received international recognition for his landscapes with exhibitions in the US Embassies in Russia, Croatia and Guyana.
Chavez’ work is housed in the permanent collections of New Mexico State University, Bernalillo County Courthouse, The Santa Fe Capitol Collection, the Taos National Guard, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art in Indianapolis, IN. His work is also featured in the corporate collections of Ebner International in Linz, Austria, Fuji Electric in Japan and the Burlington Northern Railway.