Destined to become Colorado's foremost muralist, Allen Tupper True (1881 - 1955) set out as a youthful illustrator of magazines and books. His illustrations - like his sun-drenched paintings of Taos and Santa Fe - forged a vision of the American West that was at once romantic and realistic. True went on to paint grand murals for Denver's Telephone Building and the state capitols of Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming. He designed the Wyoming license plate's emblematic bucking horse and rider, and he... [see more] adorned the floors of Hoover Dam with American Indian-inspired patterns. ALLEN TRUE'S WEST, a KBDI-12 original production, showcases the life and art of this twentieth-century American original, who captured the character of a region in transformation - from wild frontier to modern West.