Paul Lantz

By Paul Lantz F.A.M Collection

The painting of a doll left behind on the side walk by a girl, the painting is by Paul Lantz, an american artist and illustrator. It is titled “Child’s Play”. singed and dated ‘Paul Lantz Sept. 1966’ (lower right). It is oil on board measures 24 x 36 inch. The painting is part of the Farhat Art Museum collection. BIOGRAPHY Born in Stromsberg, Nebraska (1908), Paul Lantz spent his early childhood in Montana and Missouri. He moved to Missouri and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he was then the youngest student ever to be enrolled. At age seventeen, he went to New York for further study at The National Academy and Art Students League, and then to Europe for further art study (1926), and then back to New York. From there he went to Santa Fe New Mexico where from 1929 to 1939, he worked with artist Randall Davey. He then traveled widely including upstate New York, Mexico, Central America, England, Ireland and the Philippine Islands. He had a one-man exhibition in New York City and was illustrator for the US Army in WWII, enlisting in 1942. In an infantry-combat division, he was in New Guinea, and Luzon, Phillipine Islands. He moved to San Francisco in 1946 and painted several murals. He then moved to and painted in upstate New York and in 1974, moved back to New Mexico. BOOKS – over 35 to his credit (childrens etc): RIDING THE DANGER TRAIL, Evelyn Danberg Teal (NY: A.S. Barnes and Co., London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd.) BLUE WILLOW, Doris Gates THE LOST DOG, Edwin Way Teale (Dodd-Mead) have (2)1961 hardbacks, signed THE MATCHLOCK GUN, Walter D. Edmonds (Dodd-Mead & Co. New York), Walter D. Edmonds Newberry Medal Award Winner (1942) THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM, Jack MacLeod (Westminster Press, Philadelphia) NAVAJO SISTER Evelyn Sibley Lampman (Doubleday and Co.) LITTLE NAVAJO BLUEBIRD, Ann Nolan Clark (Viking Press) THREE DOLLAR MULE, Clyde R. Bulla (Thomas Y. Crowell Co. NY) CLOWN DOG, Lavinia R. Davis (Doubleday and Co. Garden City, NY) WHEN THE COWS GOT OUT, Dorothy Koch (Guild-Holliday House) PATRICK VISITS THE LIBRARY, Maureen Daly (Dodd-Mead & Co. NY) TOM WHIPPLE, Walter d. Edmonds pub. Dodd-Mead and Co. MILENKAS HAPPY SUMMER, Mary Libal Barker (Barker-Dodd-Mead) Received Bride-Mead Librarian-Teacher Prize Competition Award MUSEUMS: partial list that include, display – purchased his art and-or have this artist in their collection Museum of New Mexico, New York Historical Society, Metropolitan, Old Stone Fort Museum of Schoharie, NY; Archbishop Lamy Cathedral in Santa Fe, NM Wichita Art Museum PARTIAL CATALOG REFERENCE Southwestern Art, Volume V, Number 4 / Winter, 1976-1977 Classified as a “Modern Old Master”

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