Alan H. Curtis, Tucson area resident, is best known for his “plein air” style of impressionism. His paintings capture the beauty of the American scene, from the dynamic landforms of the desert to waterlily-filled ponds of Eastern Massachusetts and the golden hills of Northern California. Curtis has spent his life recording on canvas the scenes, people, and places most important to him.
Among the recordings are paintings of his six children. His current studio is in Northwest Tucson.
In his own words, an artist should be more than a painter. “An artist should build boats, be able to fix cars, create beautiful gardens, cook delicious meals, bake homemade breads, and whip out an occasional masterpiece.”
Alan Curtis’ studio gallery is open for private showings only.
CurtisGalleries.com, the online studio of American Impressionist Alan H. Curtis.
Curtis’ work, which has been featured in American Art Review magazine, holds a unique ability to capture both subtle and dramatic emotions. His paintings and prints reflect his talent for capturing diverse American themes, such as a hot eggs-and-bacon breakfasts, dramatic Southwest landscapes, California’s blooming hillsides, and the flower harvesters of Half Moon Bay.
Alan H. Curtis (1943- ) hails from a family of artists – CurtisGalleries.com
Uncle Howard Curtis (1906-1989) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/ and PHOTO
Aunt Eleanor Curtis (1910-2008) – http://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/eleanor-curtis/
Father Roger W. Curtis (1910-2000) – www.rockportartassn.org and AskArt
Brother David P. Curtis – davidpcurtis.com
Other paintings of Alan H. Curtis can be viewed online at John Stayman Fine Art:
We had a chance to preview some beautiful glass art work by Glass Gypsy Art Glass of Green Valley, Arizona. They have experience with cold glass, sand blasting, fusing, slumping, lamp working, and faceting (including diachronic pendants).
“Musical Compositions of Ted DeGrazia” – CD release party on Jan 21rst in TucsonFriday, January 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia’s dual passions for art and music are celebrated in this special collection of original paintings, drawings, and musical scores the artist composed for his big-band orchestra in the 1930s.
The newly recorded CD, “Please Remember Me,” features the first recordings of these original scores, produced and arranged by faculty at the Tucson Community Music School and Tucson Jazz Institute, joined by the artist’s son, Spanish-guitarist Domingo DeGrazia. The musicians will perform the songs live at the opening reception.
For more information, visit DeGrazia.org.
There is an excellent article in the Arizona Daily Star about the late Tucson Artist, Ted DeGrazia.
On June 14th, next weekend, the Degrazia Gallery in the Sun he crafted from adobe blocks will be celebrating what would have been DeGrazia’s 100th birthday. There will be music, food and a retrospective of his work.
Enjoy our slideshows of this wonderful place: