Jon Van Zyle

Jon and Jona Van ZyleArt is Jon Van Zyle’s life, and Alaska has been his inspiration.  Van Zyle has seen more of Alaska than most can ever hope to experience.  He has twice completed the 1,094 miles of the Iditarod Trail in the yearly sled dog race between Anchorage and Nome. He has created the yearly Iditarod poster series commemorating the race and his involvement.  In 1979 he was made the official Iditarod artist, a title he still holds today.  In 2004 he was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame.

Jon’s art career has spanned over thirty years.  As a prolific artist, he produces numerous paintings a year for one man exhibitions in the United States as well as Europe.  Illustrating at least two children’s books a year since 1993 for prestigious publishers has earned him a reputation with a younger audience as well as many awards for his children’s art.

Van Zyle studied art in Colorado.  Born in the Midwest, he lived in the East, the Northwest and Hawaii before making Alaska his home in 1971.  Van Zyle and his wife travel Alaska extensively, gathering material and experiences for new works of art.  They now live near Eagle River, Alaska where they maintain a dog team of registered Siberian Huskies.  Both inspirational and functional, the dogs play a large part in Jon’s work, as does the secluded atmosphere of the woods surrounding his studio and home.

 

Prints 

 27BelowZero_300x Springbuffet_300x ToySoldiers_Bears_NP3_326x
 ”27 Below”
10×20
$270
 “Spring Buffet”
11×20
$130
”Little Toy Solider”
7.5×6
$27
ComingAshoreNP3_300x  WinterSoltice_400x
”Coming Ashore”
5.5×7.25
$27
“Winter Solstice”
19×34
FRAMED: $1,170

Iditarod Prints

       NodToThePast 2014 2013 print 2012 Iditarod print
“Nod to the Past”
2014 Iditarod Print
$130
“One more on the way”
2013 Iditarod Print
22×14
$140
“The Spectators”
2012 Iditarod Print
11.25″ x 20″
$130
A Taste of the Trail 2000 adead of the past 1988 Print - Beyond the Unknown
“A Taste of the Trail”
2011 Iditarod Print
13″ x 22″
$130
“Ahead of the Past”
2000 Iditarod Print
16×17
$295
“Beyond the Unknown”
1988 Iditarod Print
20″ x 16″
1987 Print - Into Hell's Gate The Start of a Long Friendship  Deserving the Best Care - 1985 Print
“Into Hell’s Gate”
1987 Iditarod Print
20″  x  16″
$295
“The Start of a Long Friendship”
1986 Iditarod Print
16″ x  20″
$295
 “Deserving the Best Care”
1985 Iditarod Print
16″ x 20″
$395

Iditarod Posters

GodCreatedDogs2014 2013 poster 2012 Iditarod poster
“2014 Iditarod Poster”
18×24
$38
“2013 Iditarod Poster”
24×18
$38
“2012 Iditarod Poster”
18 x 24
$36
2011 Iditarod Poster 2009-Iditarod-Poster 2008-Iditarod-Poster-small
“2011 Iditarod Poster”
24″ x 18″
$36
“2009 Iditarod Poster”
24×13
$41
“2008 Iditarod Poster”
24×13
$41
1996IditarodPoster_300x 1991 iditarod proster 1990 iditarod proster
“1996 Iditarod Poster”
16×20
$45
 ”1991 Iditarod Poster”
18×24
$125
“1990 Iditarod Poster”
18×24
$130
1989 iditarod proster 1988 iditarod proster 1985 Iditarod Poster
“1989 Iditarod Poster”
24×18
$250
“1988 Iditarod Poster”
16×20
$395
“1985 Iditarod Poster”
20″ x 16″
$595
The Iditarod...todays dream... - 1981 Poster 1980 Iditarod Poster 1979 Iditarod Poster
“1981 Iditarod Poster”
24″ x 18″
$195
“1980 Iditarod Poster”
18″ x 24″
$595
ON SALE FOR $350
“1979 Iditarod Poster”
17″ x 23 1/4″
$595
1978 Iditarod Poster 1977 Iditarod Poster
1978 Iditarod Poster”
23″ x 17″
$650
  “1977 Iditarod Poster”
17″ X 21 3/4″
$1495
ON SALE FOR $800

Alaska Posters

Alaska Posters 2013  1997 ak   1989 ak
“Puffins”, “Mushing”, “Fishing”, “Black Bear”
8×24
$36 each