Chris Hunt

Chris Hunt

A native Texan, Chris Hunt demonstrated raw artistic talent from a very young age. Growing up in a farming and ranching community, with pencil in hand, he found an abundance of subject matter, from wildlife to horses to working cowboys. He continued to draw throughout his youth. Like most young men, he was also passionate about sports, from baseball to riding broncs on the rodeo circuit. As he grew older, Hunt wanted to serve his country as his father had, so he joined the United States Air Force. This is where his artistic flame began to burn its brightest.

In 1993, Hunt was stationed in Spangdahlem, Germany, located three hours from Paris, France, and the Louvre Museum. Hunt had read about the Eiffel Tower and Paris in textbooks, but not much more, so he did not know what was in store when he decided to visit “The City of Lights.” When he entered the Louvre Museum, the sculptures by Michelangelo, Bernini, Barye and Rodin were more than he could have ever imagined. His experiences of Europe and the masterpieces that filled the Louvre and Rodin's museum left him dreaming of artistic achievement.

After returning home, Hunt quickly transposed the inspiration he brought home from Europe into Western art, winning Best of Show awards, People’s Choice awards and several Best Sculpture awards. He also has been featured in magazines such as Cowboys & Indians and Western Art Collector and in a feature for NSide Texas. Hunt's work is featured the collections of Fortune 500 companies, private and publicly held companies, major TV personalities and heads of stat