Philip Campbell Curtis (1907-2000)

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Philip C. Curtis (1907-2000). The Callers, 1965. Oil on wood panel, 24 x 36 inches. Signed lower left. Dated lower right.

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Biography:

Birth place: Jackson, MI

Addresses: Scottsdale, AZ in 1976

Profession: Painter, museum director

Studied: Albion College, B.A., 1930; Univ. Michigan Law School; Yale Univ. School Fine Arts, cert., 1935; Harvard Univ., 1941; Albion College, honorary D.F.A., 1971.

Exhibited: Twenty-year Retrospective Exhib., Northern Arizona Univ., 1967; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY, 1970s. Solo shows, Palm Springs Desert Mus., CA, 1971, Dickson Art Center, Univ. California, Los Angeles, 1972, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas, 1972; Utah Mus Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, 1972; plus 15 other solo shows.

Member: Benjamin Franklin fellowship Royal Soc. Arts; Phoenix Art Center, 1936-39.

Work: Phoenix AM; Arizona State Univ.; Des Moines Art Center.

Comments: Preferred media: oils. Known as a Magic Realist.” Positions: supvisor mural painting, Works Progress Admin. Project, New York, NY, 1935; founder & first director, Phoenix Art Center & Phoenix Art Mus., 1936-1939; designer, WPA Art Project Exhib., De Young Mus., San Francisco, CA, 1938; staff member, Des Moines Art Center, 1939-1941.