|Birth place or City of origin:||Fullerton|
|State of origin:||CA|
|Last known City:||Peoria|
|Last known State:||AZ|
“What I desire for the art I create,” says Curt Mattson, “is a piece that is compelling and artistically challenging, that will grab viewers attention and not let them go.” Mattson succeeds due in part to a lifetime of involvement with one his favorite subjects--horses--especially Western cowboys’ mounts.
Born in California, Mattson comes from a long line of horsemen. His family trained and showed horses, and he worked on ranches stretching from California to Alberta, Canada, receiving a thorough education in all things related to horses. His grandfather made saddles and riding gear, and taught sculpture “in order to tell stories of the buckaroo.”
In 1988, Mattson acted on his grandfather’s advice, turning to sculpture as a full-time occupation. His decision has been rewarding. Artistically successful, he feels honored to share the work he loves with others.
Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (www.Eiteljorg.org)