Donald “Putt” Putman (1926 – 2007)

Native American Artists & Artworks

This painting by D. Putnam size 20x30 inchs is oil on canvas board. It is part of the Farhat Art Museum colection. It is part of the Museum collection of " romancing the lost west" . Artist Donlad Putnam Size 20×30 inches Oil on canvas board. Farhat Art Museum collection ” romancing the lost west” .

Was born 1926, Donald Putnam taught Sketching for Illustration at Art Center School of Design when it was located off Third Street in Downtown Los Angeles. He then began his own school in Hermosa Beach where he lived with his family. His school had a permanent stage that was slanted to give students a better eye level. He built and furnished it himself with all kind of great props. His ability to paint beautiful women was beyond comparison and his color sense is seldom duplicated. His early paintings of circus life are very much prized, but he is known largely for his western paintings. He did work for the circus in Florida in his early days. He retired to Coarse Gold, California and painted Thursdays with a group of talented…

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