Philip Campbell 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
Photo submitted by Don Evans
Biography Philip Campbell 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."
was expected to become a lawyer like his father. "First, I wanted to
get married after high scho
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