Welcome to the website of Tom Saubert, featuring fine art of the West.
At his Montana based studio,
Tom excels in creating beautiful works of art based on the imagery of the American West,
past and present.
Learn about Tom, his studio, and many of the fine works of art he creates.
Explore the gallery page to get a sample of Tom’s art style.
If you are interested in commissioning an original painting from Tom, visit the inquiries section.
There, you will find contact information for arranging your artwork commission.
Have fun discovering the beautiful western art that Tom Saubert has to offer.
About Tom Saubert
A native Montanan, Tom graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1973 with a BFA in painting and illustration. Tom remains a committed western regionalist well known for painting both the historic and contemporary west, especially renditions of the people and culture of the Plains Indians.
Tom Saubert is more than an artist – he is a historian, a storyteller, a time machine that transports you to a time and place and people through his accurate, sensitive, and masterful art.
Below you will find several works of art created by Montana artist Tom Saubert. Keep checking back, as new pieces are added frequently.
As you will see while browsing the gallery, Tom has a deep commitment to historical accuracy. He has spent his life experiencing and studying the rich heritage of the American west, including the people, places, and events that color and shape it. Tom’s painting style gives meaning and truthful expression to his subject matter.
If you are interested in learning more about Tom’s pieces, including his contemporary subject matter and American Indian paintings, visit the biography and sketchbook pages. Contact Tom today if you are interested in owning an original piece of Western artwork.
To browse the Gallery, click the thumbnails to view each piece.
Monarchs and Painted Ladies
Moon and Morning Star
Calf Shirt at Kipp's Post
Bend of the Mussellshell
Above the Blackbear - Southfork, Flathead
When Wealth was Horses
Thunder Horse Mask
Dust and Gunpowder
Thunder Buffalo Horse Mask
Cooling the Buffalo Horse
North of the Little Blackfoot
In the Time of Buffalo Calves
Winter Hair and Healers
Great Northern Eagle Wing
Great Northern Crow Bonnet
Sorting Mountain Chokecherries
When Wealth was Horses
Red River Robe Hunters
Patriarch South Piegan
Mark of Leaders hip
Missouri Breaks Morning
Man Made Mobile
Calf Robe's War Tale
Red Lodge Dancer
Vow to the Sun
After the Pony Herd
The Yellow Gate
Mama's Memory Things
Bucking Horse Sale
Between Alpine Lilies & Prairie
Driving Stolen Horses
I would venture to say that I’ve always been fascinated by stories of our history, specifically of the American West and my home State of Montana. What a wonder it is to walk the old paths of Fort Benton or Union, or ride the ancient Indian trails, or spend time at other historically rich locations. This kind of experience has always created in me a passion for the mythos of the past, as well as a fascination with the contemporary west of today. It fills my imagination with stories and images and the intense desire to portray them in paint! This has led to the creation of sketchbooks that journal and record my experiences.
So, throughout the course of my artistic career and especially when on location doing reenactments of historical themes, I have compiled notes and drawings that document these experiences. They provide me with a firsthand account of times spent studying and seeing what becomes the birth and development of the finished painting. This has proved vital to my working method for ideas and concept.
One key aspect of Tom’s work is to create art that is not only beautiful but truthful to the time period. He is intent upon capturing real people and actual moments, often on location, with an artist’s eye and brush.
The use of model sessions and sketchbooks are Tom’s method for capturing historically accurate information.
The sketchbooks reveal Tom’s love of working on location to gather wonderful reference and subject matter.
We hope you enjoy these glimpses of the artist’s thoughts and renderings.
SKETCHBOOK PAGE STUDY
OGALVIE HORSE SALE
NED JACOB SESSION
SUN RIVER MODEL SESSION
TETON RIVER MODEL SESSION
IN SEARCH OF REALISM, BY SHIRLEY BEHRENS
ART OF THE WEST, JAN/FEB 1989
Theodore van Soelen said that 'It is the pictures themselves that tell all there is to say about what an artist has accomplished.' I don't want to be mute for lack of effort. Rather, it is my hope that my effort will speak well of this life, home, family and friends.'
Tom enjoys working with clients who are interested in commissioning a particular piece for their collections. His commissioned work encompasses a wide range of genres, including historical and contemporary subject matter, landscapes and portraiture. He would be more than happy to discuss a special piece with you.