Three Cowboy Riders, 16" x 20" mixed media (looks like acrylic and/or oil and gouache) signed with estate signature stamp lower right; a biography is taped to the back and the work is stamped on the back from the estate representative, Mark Heinz, verifying that the estate stamp signature has been added to the painting. This was previously wrapped in shrink wrap which we have removed and discarded since the painting is even nicer without it. Biography from the Archives of askART. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: Every great painting has it's own'Tour De Force'.It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977.
His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G.He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His great grandfather was in the cavalry in the Civil War. His grand parents entered Oklahoma Territory to participate in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. An uncle was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan, and another uncle was a farrier in Springfield, Missouri. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned both an A.
In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes. His ability to execute transparent watercolor and gouache were self-developed.
The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies: Society of Illustrators, New York Pastel Society of America, New York American Artists Professional League, New York His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York. Colt's style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Colt's best sellers during the 1970's were paintings depicting race cars, bull fighting and westerns. Almost all of his paintings displayed both movement and drama.He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960's through mid 1970's where he taught around 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California. Colt's Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya. His greatest influence was also his teacher in the 1950's and 1960's, Sergei Bongart, who was the student of Nicoli Fechin.
James Colt was fascinated and completely absorbed in his artistic life style and calling. If anyone could be used as an example of the label "Eccentric Artist", it would be James L. He was able to connect and express himself to others mainly though his art. James Colt passed away August 2005 in Palm Springs, California. He was able to paint, learn, teach and discover new things about his life's passion until the day that he died.He will truly be missed. James Lee Colt - aka. Birth Date 12-18-1922, Kansas City, Missouri 3. Death Date 8-17-2005, Palm Springs, California 4. Primary States: California, Arizona 5. Subjects- 1870's era Old west , cowboys , Indians, horses, cattle, western landscapes, western towns, ranches. Mostly depicting movement, action drama of cowboys, Indians, good guys, bad guys, cattle, horses, stage coaches, trains. 1950's -1970's Westerns, auto racing, bull fighting, some portraits and still life's.
Style of work: "Impressionist" 7. Methods : Acrylic, water color / gouache, oil.
National Art Club of New York, NY. National academy galleries, New York, NY. Listed in Davenports book of artist. Exhibitions: July 1983 San Gabriel Fine Art Assoc. 1984 Long Beach Art Assoc.
1984 Traditional Artists Guild of Paramount. 1985 City of Paramount Apr.May 1985 Huntington Beach, Chamber of Commerce May 1985 Chaparral Artist High Desert Playhouse Guild May 1985 Bellflower Art Assoc. 1986 The Ebell of Los Angeles. Of Otis Art Institute Sept. 1986 Pomona Valley Art Assoc. May 1987 Whitter Art Assoc. 1987 San Dimas Festival of Western Arts Assoc. 1990 Western Images Invitational Art Show. 1993 29 Palms Artist Guild. 1995 Chaparral Artist High Desert Playhouse Guild. Associations: Society of Illustrators, New York.
Pastel Society of America, New York. American Artist Professional League, New York. Art-Related Awards 1971 1st place, Hollywood Bowl by KCET PBS Los Angeles. 1984 1st place, Traditional Artists Guild of Paramount. 1985 "Popular Award", Best of show; Southgate Art Assoc.
May 1985 1st place, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. May 1985 1st place, Chaparral Artist High Desert Playhouse Guild Nov. 1985 1st place, Traditional Artists Guild of Paramount. 1986 1st Award, the Ebell of Los Angeles.1986 1st Award, Southgate Art Assoc. May 1987 1st place, San Gabriel Fine Arts Assoc. 1987 Louis L'Amour Award. San Dimas Festival of Western Arts Assoc. 1988 1st place, San Gabriel Fine Arts Assoc. 1989 1st place, Peoples Choice, La Quinta Southwest Art Festival. 1990 1st place, San Gabriel Fine Arts Assoc.
1991 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead. Oct, 1993 1st Place, 29 Palms Artist Guild. 1993 Best of Show, Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead. 1995 1st place, Chaparral Artist High Desert Playhouse Guild.The item "JAMES COLT, Listed Western Artist, Three Cowboy Riders, Mixed media painting" is in sale since Sunday, May 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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