David Halbach

David Halbach

A graduate of Fine Arts from the Chouindard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1954, David first found employment with Walt Disney Studios working on the animated film Lady and the Tramp.  While there, his assignment, along with eight other artists, was the Tramp.  His goal was to become a successful fine artist, not an animator.  So during time off, David pursued this dream.

David turned to teaching art in five school districts of the Los Angeles Unified School System, and with his class demonstrations, looked to art shows and galleries for exposure, which all came about.  David participated in shows such as the Annual Phippen Memorials in Prescott, Arizona (later to become the prestigious Phippen Museum Show) and Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then known as the Cowboy Hall of Fame.  In 1985, David was invited to become a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America.  This is the crown, as he states, “My dream is complete.”  Numerous gold and silver have followed, and so too, museums, and so he says, “There is more to come… Art that is.”