Curt Mattson


Born in California, Curt’s family was heavily involved in training and showing horses. He learned to ride and train everything from cutting and reining horses to pleasure horses while working on ranches through out the West.

“It is important to me that my work be first and foremost great art. My pieces must be historically accurate and artistically important. Hard decisions have to be made for the statement to be both accurate and compelling. My work must have all of these components.”

Curt’s vibrant pieces have won many significant awards. One of his greatest achievements was in 2008 to be elected into the National Sculpture Society. Also in 2010 the Eiteljorg Museum Of American Indians And Western Art in Indianapolis, IN purchased Curt’s piece “Dealin’ With The Bolter” for their permanent collection. Among his awards are, the Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture at the Quest For The West Show 2008, Gold Medal at the American Artists Professional League Show 2007 among many others.

As well, his work has been featured in magazines that include Western Art Collector, Art Talk, Art of the West, Western Horseman, Cowboys & Indians and Southwest Art.