William Curtis Elliott
(1909 - 2001)
William Curtis Elliott was active/lived in Texas, Missouri. William Elliott is known for landscape and portrait painting.
Biography William Curtis Elliott
William Curtis Elliott is best known as a painter of Southern black Americans at work and at play in various areas of the Levee. In addition he portrayed these people in the world of jazz. Elliott was also a commercial artist, graphic artist and teacher.
He was born in Sedalia, Missouri, moving to Dallas, Texas with his family at an early age. He graduated from high school in Dallas in 1928 and then studied architecture at John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville, Texas. Elliott was a student of Olin Travis and Ruby Stone at the Dallas Art Institute. Prior to World War II, Elliott attended the Art Students League of New York followed by teaching at the Dallas Art institute and working as a commercial artist in Dallas.
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