Curt Walters

Garland's Collector's Room

Artist Curt Walters of Sedona, Arizona, is best known as a plein-aire impressionist. Recognized worldwide for his impeccable interpretation of the Grand Canyon, Art of the West magazine was first to herald him as the "Greatest Living Grand Canyon Artist" in 1997. Since then, Art of the West has gone on to include Walters as one of Eight True Masters, saying: "...many museums and collectors don't feel their collections are complete unless they include a Walters' painting."

Each year, his artwork can be seen at many of America's top Western Art shows, the most prominent of them being the Prix de West exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West show, and Quest for the West, hosted by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Walters has received Patrons' Choice Awards from Masters of the American West and the Artists of America show in Denver. He was chosen to paint the Grand Canyon for the 75th anniversary rededication ceremonies in 1994. In 1987, the Nor Este Subdivision in Albuquerque, New Mexico, dubbed one of its streets Curt Walters Court, in recognition for his contributions to the Arts in the Land of Enchantment.