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Gary Carter

Birth place or City of origin: Los Angeles
State of origin: CA
Last known City: W Yellowstone
Last known State: MT
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Educated at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Gary Carter graduated with honors in 1971 and began his fine art career with a sell-out one-man show in Tucson. In 1982 he was accepted as a member of the CAA. Carter paints the contemporary and historic American West, from mountain men and Indians to today’s cowboys. “If you’re painting something they don’t think is right” he says of his cowboy subjects, “they’re going to tell you.”

On Custer’s anniversary June 25, 1991, Gary was adopted by the Crow Tribe and the Real Bird Family. He is a member of the Big Lodge Clan and named “Eagle Man.” This adoption took place on the Crow reservation at a pow -wow and feast at Medicine Tail Coulee on the re-designated Little Big Horn Battlefield near Hardin, Montana.

Gary now lives in Montana near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. A few miles away is Sun Ranch, where Carter lived and worked: there he gained an intensive education and precious insight into the world of the cowboy.

Bio from Cowboy Artists of America Collector’s Handbook

 

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