Curtis Wingate

(1926 - 1982)

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Curtis Wingate

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Curtis Wingate was born in Dennison, Texas and lived mostly in Arizona, becoming one of the most significant Western artists in the state.

Wingate was a traditional Western painter in oil and watercolor and also did sculpture; he specialized in rodeo subjects. He studied watercolor with William Schimmel and was also encouraged by John Wade Hampton and George Phippen. As a youth, Wingate did some “bronc riding” in rodeos and then served in the Marines.

Wingate was an Associate Member of the Cowboy Artists of America. His work is widely collected in Arizona and is featured in a number of corporate collections. His work featured prominently in the Walter Bimson collection of Western art, one of the most important collections of Arizona art.

[Samuels' Encyclopedia of Artists of The American West ]