Joy, excitement, and intensity mark Curt Mattson’s passion for life and sculpture. His work evokes these emotions and more. It is his love of the horse and horsemanship that drives him. Movement, texture, mass, and negative space bring each piece to life. His work is unique in approach and execution. So many collectors compliment his work when they say, “Your work is so alive!”
Mattson’s dynamic works of art have garnered many awards. Among these are Night of Artists’ James Bowie Award from the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the National Sculpture Society’s Elliott Gantz Award; Quest for the West‘sCyrus Dallin Award from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; Best of Show from the Phippen Museum Fine Art Show; and Allied Artists of America’s Silver Medal for Sculpture.
Mattson researches thoroughly before starting a new work. He begins creating only when he is completely familiar with the subject. Whether contemporary or historic, he intimately understands the nuances of his subjects. Beyond that, his artistic training assures that his work is more than mere depiction. These compositional elements come together to create artistic excellence rarely found in sculpture.
Mattson has established low edition sizes of no more than twenty pieces for each of his sculptures. This low edition size makes it a rare privilege to own a Curt Mattson sculpture. In his work, viewers can be sure they are looking at the true West.