September Afternoon at Lake O´Hara
Is it wise to introduce one of the most renowned painters of the Grand Canyon as a Greenwich Workshop artist with a Rocky Mountain landscape? It is if you want to make the point that he is a landscape artist of the first order, no matter what his subject may be. Certainly the good folks at The Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West Art Show and Sale would agree. Walters won both the Patrons’ Choice Award and the Victor Higgins Award of Distinction at their event in 2007 with September Afternoon at Lake O’Hara.
Curt Walters is a plein air impressionist known worldwide for his impeccable depictions of the Grand Canyon. As early as 1997, “Art of the West” magazine heralded Walters as the “greatest living Grand Canyon artist.” Since then, he has expanded his award winning repertoire to include the landscapes of Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the expansive beauty of North America. Art of the West includes Walters in their category of “Eight True Masters” noting “many museums and collectors do not consider their collections complete unless they include aWalters painting.” Walters was also the recipient of the 2008 Trustees’ Purchase Award at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry.