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Clay Wagstaff

 (born 1964)
Clay Wagstaff is active/lives in Utah.  Clay Wagstaff is known for stylized landscape painting-'portraits' of nature.

Clay Wagstaff

Biography from the Archives of askART

Growing up in Utah with a father working for the U.S. Forest Service, Clay Wagstaff was focused early in his life on his landscape surroundings, that which became the subject of his paintings. 

He studied etching and printmaking at Utah State University with Moishe Smith and than transferred to Brigham Young University where, as a student of Wulf Barsch, he studied printmaking and hand lithography.   In 1987, he graduated "summa cum laude" and then took a fine arts masters degree in printmaking in Long Beach at California State University.  However, he decided he did not want to be a printmaker for other people's artwork, so he turned exclusively to painting.

He moved to Lehi, Utah, and converted a storefront in the downtown area to a studio.  He married  Rebecca Wigstaff, whom he had met in college and who became a still life painter in realist style of birds and fruit and flowers.

They live in Bryce, Utah; share a studio; and homeschool their two daughters.

Devon Jackson, "An Equitable Arrangement", Southwest Art, July 2006, pp. 134-141

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About  Clay Wagstaff

Born:  1964 - Kanab, Utah
Known for:  stylized landscape painting-'portraits' of nature