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Philip Curtis

 (1907 - 2000)
Philip Campbell Curtis was active/lived in Arizona, Michigan.  Philip Curtis is known for surrealist genre, figure, and interior painting.

© The Philip C. Curtis Charitable Trust for the Encouragement of Art, Philip J. Curtis and Janie Ellis, Co-Trustees
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Biography   Philip Curtis


PHILIP C. CURTIS
Interview with Jessie Benton Evans, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 2000

"I grew up in Jackson, Michigan, a small town that did not believe in art," says world-renowned Scottsdale painter, Philip C. Curtis.  "It was a terrible thing to be brought up without knowing that art existed in a professional sense.  When I went to Albion College, with a good art teacher, I thought, 'this is wonderful'.  I couldn't get enough of art. I was fascinated by the whole idea. I didn't even want to go home for vacations.  I felt bitter about going through high school without any contact with art."

Curtis was expected to become a lawyer like his father. "First, I wanted to get married after high scho   ...  Displaying 750 of 11436 characters.

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Four Men
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Parasols by the Shore
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Christmas Tree
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