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:
On August 14, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun there will be a celebration of Tucson’s birthday and the centennial of legendary Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia.
Visitors will be treated to birthday cake and ice cream, DeGrazia movie treasures, plus the centennial exhibition “DeGrazia: 100 Years, 100 Works”. Movies also will be shown by film historian George Hall throughout the weekend.
See a DeGrazia Gallery Slideshow.
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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: