Luther Hartwell Hodges Jr. first arrived in Santa Fe in 1993; a renowned statesman from North Carolina and Washington DC. The growth and development of The Hodges Collection of Fine Art of the American West was instantaneous and advanced. The Collection today remains a lasting testament to American excellence in art collecting.
John Moyers paints American Indians, cowboys, themes from Old Mexico and New Mexico, and landscapes. “I paint what excites me...The more you paint, the more comfortable you get with the process.”
Luther H. Hodges, Jr. is a Retired Banker and Politician. Currently, Mr. Hodges is an owner/manager of Santa Fe Hospitality and the Hotel Santa Fe. Moreover, he manages two closely held investment partnerships. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and is a past chairman of the College of Santa Fe. He has also served as a Trustee of The American University, Washington, D.C. and of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC. The Painter John Moyers grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Cowboy Artists of America painter, William Moyers. He had a natural affinity for art, and he grew up surrounded by paintings and sculpture during his formative years. He studied at the Laguna Beach School of Art and the California Institute for the Arts on a Walt Disney Studio scholarship. It was in 1979 that Moyers was invited to attend a month-long workshop at the Okanagan Game Farm in British Columbia, led by another Cowboy Artist, Robert Lougheed. These workshops were one of few places where an artist could study traditional techniques for painting deer, musk ox, and other wild animals from real life. That workshop proved to be a turning point for Moyers and his art. The experience of painting ‘en plein air’ day after day was a truly eye-opening experience in the way he approached a subject and in the way he captured it on canvas. The workshop was also where he met his future wife and fellow artist, Terri. In the ensuing years Moyer's career has progressed steadily, earning him recognition at the Prix de West Show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK, and at the Masters of the American West Show at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, CA. Having been a member of the Cowboy Artists of America since 1994 and served as president of the group, he also exhibits at the annual Cowboy Artists of America show at the Phoenix Art Museum. He has received top awards for more than seven years running at the CAA exhibitions in both oil and water soluble media. John Moyers and his wife, Terri, live and paint in California, while continuing to make annual pilgrimages to Canada where they never fail to be inspired by the rugged beauty of the northern landscapes of the American continent. Moyers also paints en plein air in Hawaii, a land that has captivated his interest since his youth.