H. David Wright nominated for Emmy Award
David Wright and Producer/Director David Foreman.
Outstanding Art Direction nomination
September 7, 2005
Nationally renowned painter of the American frontier and Civil War, H. David Wright of Gallatin, Tennessee, has been nominated for an Emmy Award it was announced by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Primetime Emmy nomination recognizes Wright’s art direction in the highly-acclaimed "First Invasion: The War of 1812," nationally televised in 2004 on the History Channel.
David Wright has served as art director for several historical productions viewed by national and international audiences. He is perhaps best known for his epic paintings of American history which are displayed in museums, galleries and private collections.
Several of H. David Wright’s mountain man paintings were featured in the Museum of the Man’s new book, "The Fur Trade & Rendezvous of the Green River Valley", which was just released in July. One of his magnificent paintings was used on the cover of the book, which is available for sale at the Museum Wright was in Pinedale over the Green River Rendezvous in July for the book’s release and attended the author reception and book signing.
Wright’s work on "First Invasion: The War of 1812" competes with four other nominations (77th Academy Awards, American Idol, Episode 419, 47th Grammy Awards, and MADtv, Episode 1006) in the "Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Program, Or Special." He also played the part of Major General Sam Smith, hero of the Battle of Baltimore. Native Sun Productions and award-winning producer/director Gary Foreman produced the historically-authentic High Definition television presentation.
"It was truly a labor of love," said Wright. "Working with Native Sun Productions and director Gary Foreman, a great historian and master of the visual arts, was a rewarding experience in itself. The Emmy nomination is icing on the cake, and I am humbled."
The Academy announces the 2005 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 11, 2005 with a delayed telecast on Saturday, September 17, 7 p.m. EST on E! channel.
Museum of the Mountain Man
David Wright in Pinedale