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Curtis Fort is a painter of western genre with a history that is rich in American western culture. Growing up on a ranch in Southern New Mexico, Fort had early memories as a young child are of roping cattle with his father. As a youth, Fort immersed himself in books about Indians, cowboys and mountain men. Curtis began sculpting in the mid-1960's, but it wasn't until 1973 when he had his first sculptures cast in bronze that Curtis' career and passion as a western artist came to life. It was at this time that Curtis discovered his two passions, the American West and sculpting, were deeply rooted. Curtis Fort has dedicated his life to depicting the American West with a startling authenticity. He studies his subjects with a great fervor that insures the stories that his art tells are authentic and true to life. Curtis Fort and his wife Carol live in Tatum, New Mexico. Source

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