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      • James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting
        Feb. 11, 2024

        James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting

        Est: $1,000 - $1,300

        ARTIST: James Lee Colt (California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, 1922 - 2005) TITLE: Western Scene MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Very good. Framed under the glass. ART SIZE: 11 x 9 inches / 27 x 22 cm FRAME SIZE: 18 x 29 inches / 45 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso PROVENANCE: Four Winds Gallery, Timwater, WA (has gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: James Lee Clutter CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127216 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: “Every great painting has it’s own ‘Tour De Force’. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer.” James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harold M. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His great grandfather was in the cavalry in the Civil War. His grand parents entered Oklahoma Territory to participate in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. An uncle was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan, and another uncle was a farrier in Springfield, Missouri. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned both an A.A. degree and a B.A. Degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes. His ability to execute transparent watercolor and gouache were self-developed. The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies: Society of Illustrators, New YorkPastel Society of America, New YorkAmerican Artists Professional League, New YorkHis work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York.Colt’s style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Colt’s best sellers during the 1970’s were paintings depicting race cars, bull fighting and westerns. Almost all of his paintings displayed both movement and drama. He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960’s through mid 1970’s where he taught around 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California. Colt’s Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya. His greatest influence was also his teacher in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Sergei Bongart, who was the student of Nicoli Fechin. James Colt was fascinated and completely absorbed in his artistic life style and calling. If anyone could be used as an example of the label “Eccentric Artist”, it would be James L. Colt. He was able to connect and express himself to others mainly though his art.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting
        Nov. 12, 2023

        James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting

        Est: $1,050 - $1,350

        ARTIST: James Lee Colt (California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, 1922 - 2005) TITLE: Western Scene MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Very good. Framed under the glass. ART SIZE: 11 x 9 inches / 27 x 22 cm FRAME SIZE: 18 x 29 inches / 45 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso PROVENANCE: Four Winds Gallery, Timwater, WA (has gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: James Lee Clutter CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127216 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: “Every great painting has it’s own ‘Tour De Force’. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer.” James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harold M. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His great grandfather was in the cavalry in the Civil War. His grand parents entered Oklahoma Territory to participate in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. An uncle was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan, and another uncle was a farrier in Springfield, Missouri. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned both an A.A. degree and a B.A. Degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes. His ability to execute transparent watercolor and gouache were self-developed. The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies: Society of Illustrators, New YorkPastel Society of America, New YorkAmerican Artists Professional League, New YorkHis work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York.Colt’s style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Colt’s best sellers during the 1970’s were paintings depicting race cars, bull fighting and westerns. Almost all of his paintings displayed both movement and drama. He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960’s through mid 1970’s where he taught around 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California. Colt’s Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya. His greatest influence was also his teacher in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Sergei Bongart, who was the student of Nicoli Fechin. James Colt was fascinated and completely absorbed in his artistic life style and calling. If anyone could be used as an example of the label “Eccentric Artist”, it would be James L. Colt. He was able to connect and express himself to others mainly though his art.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting
        Aug. 20, 2023

        James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting

        Est: $1,050 - $1,350

        ARTIST: James Lee Colt (California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, 1922 - 2005) TITLE: Western Scene MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Very good. Framed under the glass. ART SIZE: 11 x 9 inches / 27 x 22 cm FRAME SIZE: 18 x 29 inches / 45 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso PROVENANCE: Four Winds Gallery, Timwater, WA (has gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: James Lee Clutter CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127216 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: “Every great painting has it’s own ‘Tour De Force’. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer.” James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harold M. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His great grandfather was in the cavalry in the Civil War. His grand parents entered Oklahoma Territory to participate in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. An uncle was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan, and another uncle was a farrier in Springfield, Missouri. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned both an A.A. degree and a B.A. Degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes. His ability to execute transparent watercolor and gouache were self-developed. The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies: Society of Illustrators, New YorkPastel Society of America, New YorkAmerican Artists Professional League, New YorkHis work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York.Colt’s style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Colt’s best sellers during the 1970’s were paintings depicting race cars, bull fighting and westerns. Almost all of his paintings displayed both movement and drama. He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960’s through mid 1970’s where he taught around 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California. Colt’s Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya. His greatest influence was also his teacher in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Sergei Bongart, who was the student of Nicoli Fechin. James Colt was fascinated and completely absorbed in his artistic life style and calling. If anyone could be used as an example of the label “Eccentric Artist”, it would be James L. Colt. He was able to connect and express himself to others mainly though his art.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • James Colt Graphite Drawing
        Aug. 19, 2023

        James Colt Graphite Drawing

        Est: $175 - $250

        Artist: James Colt (1922 - 2005) Origin: American Medium: Graphite on Paper Dimensions: Art is 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, Frame is 17.5 x 15.5 inches Condition: Good Additional Information: This is a Western-inspired graphite drawing by James Colt. James Colt (1922 -2005) is an American painter that specialized in the Western genre and landscape painting. He was born James Clutter and changed his name to James Colt in 1977. The drawing appears to depict two riders on horseback and a horse with a saddle that is missing its rider. It appears to be on a hole-punched book page due to the '13' page number in the upper left corner. Signed in marker in the lower right corner. There is a small bio about the artist on the back.

        Blue Box Auction Gallery
      • JAMES LEE COLT (1922-2005) PAINTING THE QUICK DRAW
        Jul. 15, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT (1922-2005) PAINTING THE QUICK DRAW

        Est: $400 - $600

        Framed oil painting on board, The Quick Draw, signed lower left J. Colt (James Lee Colt, American, 1922-2005), sight: approx 23.5"h, 35.5"w, overall: approx 29.25"h, 41.25"w, 9.5lbs Start Price: $200.00

        Austin Auction Gallery
      • JAMES LEE COLT "THE STONE CRUSHER" WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE
        Apr. 30, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT "THE STONE CRUSHER" WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE

        Est: -

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) "The Stone Crusher" Watercolor & Gouache. James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York. Artist: James Lee Colt Title: "The Stone Crusher" Medium: Watercolor & Gouache Circa/Year: 1991 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Site Measurement: 10.5" x 13.5" Image Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1043

        Bradford's
      • JAMES LEE COLT COWBOYS ON HORSEBACK WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE
        Apr. 30, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT COWBOYS ON HORSEBACK WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE

        Est: -

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) Cowboys on Horseback Watercolor & Gouache. James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York. Artist: James Lee Colt Title: Cowboys on Horseback Medium: Watercolor & Gouache Circa/Year: 1991 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Left Site Measurement: 10" x 8" Image Keywords: Southwestern, Western Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1043

        Bradford's
      • JAMES LEE COLT "CHIEF BLACK HAWK" WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE
        Apr. 30, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT "CHIEF BLACK HAWK" WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE

        Est: -

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) "Chief Black Hawk" Watercolor & Gouache. James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York. Artist: James Lee Colt Title: "Chief Black Hawk" Medium: Watercolor & Gouache Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Center Site Measurement: 11" x 8" Image Keywords: Native American, Indian Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1043

        Bradford's
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Feb. 26, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Title is Rattlesnake Pass. 29" by 35" framed. 24" by 30" unframed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • LARGE JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Jan. 28, 2023

        LARGE JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $3,500 - $5,000

        Title is Cattle Drive. 31" by 55" framed. 24" by 48" unframed. Has some corner issues as shown. Displays very well. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Jan. 28, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Title is Iron Horse. 29" by 41" framed. 24" by 36" unframed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Jan. 28, 2023

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Title is Rattlesnake Pass. 29" by 35" framed. 24" by 30" unframed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Sep. 30, 2022

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $350 - $500

        Indian War Party. 18" by 22" framed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD INDIAN PAINTING
        Aug. 27, 2022

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD INDIAN PAINTING

        Est: $350 - $500

        Indian War Party. 13 1/2" by 19" framed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD COWBOY PAINTING
        Aug. 27, 2022

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD COWBOY PAINTING

        Est: $350 - $500

        17 1/4" by 21 1/4" framed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING
        Aug. 27, 2022

        JAMES LEE COLT OIL ON BOARD PAINTING

        Est: $350 - $500

        Indian War Party. 18" by 22" framed. James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005) was active/lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Colt is known for Impressionist paintings-western genre, landscape. James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: "Every great painting has it's own 'Tour De Force'. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer." James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harrrison G. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • James Lee Colt ''Return of the Reno Brothers''
        Nov. 18, 2021

        James Lee Colt ''Return of the Reno Brothers''

        Est: $300 - $500

        James Lee Colt (1922-2005 California) ''Return of the Reno Brothers'' Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 1991. 11''x14'' Image on 12''x15'' sheet. A western scene depicting the Reno Brothers Gang riding into town. Loose with original matting. Signed l.l. and on verso of backing board. Excellent condition, never framed.

        MBA Seattle Auction LLC
      • James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting
        Dec. 06, 2020

        James Lee Colt (CA,AZ,KS,MO,1922-2005) gouache painting

        Est: $625 - $700

        ARTIST: James Lee Colt (California, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, 1922 - 2005) NAME: Trading Post MEDIUM: gouache on paper CONDITION: Very good. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 16 x 21 inches / 40 x 53 cm FRAME SIZE: 23 x 29 inches / 58 x 73 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NAME VARIANTS: James Lee Clutter SIMILAR ARTISTS: Michael Coleman, Maynard Dixon, Nicholas Firfires, Bob Scriver, David Dave Powell, Thomas de Decker, Marjorie Jane Reed, Paul Dyck, Ace Asa Lynn Powell, Nick Eggenhofer, Lyle Tayson Sr, Heinie Hartwig, Joseph Henry Sharp, Harley Brown, Fred Fellows, Edward Borein CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117235 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: James Colt was forever the teacher of the philosophy behind great art. This quote from him sums up the core values of his life works: “Every great painting has it’s own ‘Tour De Force’. It conjures up human perceptions of fear, nostalgia, peace, or horror. You want to be sure you can back up your profundity of thought graphically. You want to set up an anxiety and tension in the viewer.”James L. Colt was born James Lee Clutter on December 18, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri. He changed his name to James Colt in 1977. His parents were Edna Frances and Chester A. Clutter. His father died in 1926, and his mother, Edna, remarried in 1927 to Harold M. Haskin. Colt moved to Southern California with his mother, step father, and older sister Marian between 1927-1930.He loved to sketch and paint as a young boy. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He attributes his concentration on the 1870 era in his western paintings to his family history. His great grandfather was in the cavalry in the Civil War. His grand parents entered Oklahoma Territory to participate in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. An uncle was a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan, and another uncle was a farrier in Springfield, Missouri.The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned both an A.A. degree and a B.A. Degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes. His ability to execute transparent watercolor and gouache were self-developed.The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies:Society of Illustrators, New YorkPastel Society of America, New YorkAmerican Artists Professional League, New YorkHis work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy galleries in New York.Colt’s style of painting is best described as Semi-Abstract Impressionism. The vast majority of his works were western acrylics and watercolor gouache. Colt’s best sellers during the 1970’s were paintings depicting race cars, bull fighting and westerns. Almost all of his paintings displayed both movement and drama.He was an art teacher with his own studio in the mid 1960’s through mid 1970’s where he taught around 30 students per week in Newport Beach, California.Colt’s Impressionist style was influenced by two Spanish artists, Velasquez and Goya. His greatest influence was also his teacher in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Sergei Bongart, who was the student of Nicoli Fechin.James Colt was fascinated and completely absorbed in his artistic life style and calling. If anyone could be used as an example of the label “Eccentric Artist”, it would be James L. Colt. He was able to connect and express himself to others mainly though his art.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • JAMES LEE COLT (1922-2005) 'CATTLE RUSTLERS'
        Feb. 15, 2020

        JAMES LEE COLT (1922-2005) 'CATTLE RUSTLERS'

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        Framed oil painting on panel, "Cattle Rustlers," signed lower left James Colt (James Lee Colt (Clutter), Kansas, California, 1922-2005), canvas: approx 16"h, 20"w, overall: approx 21"h, 24.75"w, 5.25lbs *Note: James Colt stated that his art was influenced by family history; his great grandfather was a Civil War cavalry soldier, an uncle was with Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill. Colt's grandparents participated in the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip land rush of 1889. He spent time in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Indian Reservation. His works are in private collections including those of Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen and John Wayne, together with museum collections.* Start Price: $400.00

        Austin Auction Gallery
      • James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cows, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14"
        Nov. 16, 2019

        James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cows, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14"

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cows, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14", frame: 16 x 19" James Colt was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned an A.A. and a B.A. degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes.The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies which are: Society of Illustrators, New York, Pastel Society of America, New York, American Artists Professional League, New York. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America, and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy Galleries in New York.

        Vogt Galleries Texas
      • James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cattle Drive, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14"
        Nov. 16, 2019

        James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cattle Drive, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14"

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (1922-2005), Cattle Drive, oil on canvasboard, 11 x 14", frame: 15 x 18" James Colt was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His early years were spent in San Jacinto, California and in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation. The educational background and qualifications of James Colt include formal training in classical art. He has earned an A.A. and a B.A. degree. In addition, he studied at both Otis and Chouinard Art Institutes.The professional achievements of James Colt have been recognized by his election to membership in three societies which are: Society of Illustrators, New York, Pastel Society of America, New York, American Artists Professional League, New York. His work has been exhibited in the National Art Club of New York as a charter member of Pastel Society of America, and in the American Watercolor Society shows at the National Academy Galleries in New York.

        Vogt Galleries Texas
      • James Lee Colt (Clutter) | Woman in Blue with Blue Pot
        Nov. 08, 2019

        James Lee Colt (Clutter) | Woman in Blue with Blue Pot

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Artist: James Lee Colt (Clutter) | 1922-2005 Title: Woman in Blue with Blue Pot Signed u/l: James Clutter Media: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 36 by 24 inches No Reserve Condition: Good Condition Details: This painting is in good condition. Dude with the unneeded I there is some pressure cracking in the pigments in the upper portion of the canvas and some flat spots in the varnish. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of previous restorations. The work is framed and a carved rustic gray molding with the green panel. The frame is in good condition with normal wear.

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      • James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs
        Nov. 06, 2019

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Western artist James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) Set of 4 original signed gouche watercolor paintings featuring cowboy scenes by Western Artist James Colt. Info on the artist on backs and additional signature and date on backs of three. Stagecoach painting Height: 19"; Width: 23". Image size: 12 1/2" x 16 3/8". STERLING ASSOCIATES STRIVES TO PROVIDE ACCURATE, OBJECTIVE, AND FAIR INFORMATION ON ALL LOTS. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. WE ADVISE THAT YOU, OR SOMEONE ON YOUR BEHALF, INSPECT ANY ITEM(S) AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS BEFORE BIDDING. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

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      • Painting, James Lee Colt
        Jul. 14, 2019

        Painting, James Lee Colt

        Est: $500 - $700

        James Lee Colt (American, 1922-2005), Cowboys Herding Cattle, oil on canvas board, signed lower left, board: 22"h x 28"w, overall (with frame): 28.5"h x 34.5"w

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      • Painting, James Lee Colt
        Jun. 15, 2019

        Painting, James Lee Colt

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (American, 1922-2005), 'Into Tombstone,' 1994, watercolor and gouache on paper, signed lower right, signed, titled, dated verso, overall (with frame): 25"h x 31"w

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      • James Lee Colt Impressionist Nude Portrait
        Jun. 02, 2019

        James Lee Colt Impressionist Nude Portrait

        Est: $300 - $500

        COLT, James Lee, (American, 1922-2005): Impressionist figure of a seated nude, Oil/Board, signed lower left, sight size 12.5" x 7.5", framed 15" x 10.5".

        Amero Auctions
      • Earle E. Heikka | Unexpected
        May. 31, 2019

        Earle E. Heikka | Unexpected

        Est: $4,500 - $7,500

        Artist: Earle E. Heikka | 1910-1941 Title: Unexpected Inscribed on base: E.E. Heikka 39 © A.P.Adams - 1975 13/36 Media: Bronze Dimensions: 17 by 27 by 10 inches

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      • James Lee Colt (Clutter) | Woman in Blue with Blue Pot
        May. 31, 2019

        James Lee Colt (Clutter) | Woman in Blue with Blue Pot

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Artist: James Lee Colt (Clutter) | 1922-2005 Title: Woman in Blue with Blue Pot Signed u/l: James Clutter Media: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 36 by 24 inches No Reserve

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      • James Lee Colt Impressionist Nude Portrait
        Mar. 31, 2019

        James Lee Colt Impressionist Nude Portrait

        Est: $400 - $600

        COLT, James Lee, (American, 1922-2005): Impressionist figure of a seated nude, Oil/Board, signed lower left, sight size 12.5" x 7.5", framed 15" x 10.5".

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Sweet Water Shoot Out," 1993, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 16"
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Sweet Water Shoot Out," 1993, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 16"

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) "Sweet Water Shoot Out," 1993 Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass Signed lower left: James Colt, titled and dated on the backing board Sight: 16" H x 22" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Into Tombstone," 1994, Watercolor and gouache on paper, Sight: 15.5" H x 21.5" W
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Into Tombstone," 1994, Watercolor and gouache on paper, Sight: 15.5" H x 21.5" W

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) "Into Tombstone," 1994 Watercolor and gouache on paper Signed lower right: James Colt, signed again, titled, dated and inscribed on the backing board verso: Note: The day before the O.K. Corral / The McLaury and Clanton Brothers, Oct. 1881 Sight: 15.5" H x 21.5" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Attacking the Train," 2004, Oil on board, 24" H x 48" W
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Attacking the Train," 2004, Oil on board, 24" H x 48" W

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) "Attacking the Train," 2004 Oil on board Signed upper right: J. Colt, titled by repute, dated in another hand verso 24" H x 48" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Cowboys herding cattle, Oil on canvas, 22" H x 28" W
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Cowboys herding cattle, Oil on canvas, 22" H x 28" W

        Est: $300 - $400

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) Cowboys herding cattle Oil on canvas Signed lower left: J. Colt 22" H x 28" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Native Americans on horseback, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 15.2
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Native Americans on horseback, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 15.2

        Est: $400 - $600

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) Native Americans on horseback Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass Signed lower right: James Colt Sight: 15.25" H x 22.25" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "The Battle of Little Big Horn", Oil on board, 24" H x 48" W
        Dec. 12, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "The Battle of Little Big Horn", Oil on board, 24" H x 48" W

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) "The Battle of Little Big Horn" Oil on board Signed lower right: J. Colt, titled by repute 24" H x 48" W

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Group of cowboys on horseback, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 12"
        Jun. 19, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Group of cowboys on horseback, Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass, Sight: 12"

        Est: $300 - $500

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) Group of cowboys on horseback Watercolor and gouache on paper under glass Signed lower left: James Colt, signed again and inscribed verso: To Mary & Wens. My Best Wishes, James Colt, July 1990, titled in another hand verso Sight: 12" H x 16" W Provenance: Private Collection, Newcastle, CA.

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      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Cowboys herding cattle, Oil on canvas, 22" H x 28" W
        Jun. 19, 2018

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), Cowboys herding cattle, Oil on canvas, 22" H x 28" W

        Est: $700 - $900

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) Cowboys herding cattle Oil on canvas Signed lower left: J. Colt 22" H x 28" W Provenance: Private Collection, Newcastle, CA.

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      • James Lee Colt (American, 1922-2005) Watercolor Gouache on Paper
        Apr. 06, 2018

        James Lee Colt (American, 1922-2005) Watercolor Gouache on Paper

        Est: $400 - $600

        On the Lazy Tombstone Range titled, dated, and signed on reverse (under exterior painted board) (sight) 13.5 x 10.5 in.; (framed) 24 x 19.75 in. 1992

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      • James Colt, oil on board
        Mar. 16, 2018

        James Colt, oil on board

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        James Colt (1922-2005) The Mad Dog Saloon 22" x 28" oil on board Signed lower left $1,500-2,500

        March In Montana
      • James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Forward by Columns of Two", cavalry men on horseback, Gouache on paper under glass,...
        Nov. 14, 2017

        James Lee Colt, (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA), "Forward by Columns of Two", cavalry men on horseback, Gouache on paper under glass,...

        Est: $500 - $700

        James Lee Colt (1922 - 2005 Palm Springs, CA) "Forward by Columns of Two", cavalry men on horseback Gouache on paper under glass Signed lower right: James Colt, titled by repute Sight size: 10" H x 16" W Provenance: Private Collection, La Canada, CA. Notes: Framed size: 18" H x 24" W x 1.5" D.

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING
        Apr. 29, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $300 - $400

        (American 1922 - 2005) Believed to be titled 'Riding into Tombstone' Watercolor/gouache on paper depicting weary cowboys riding into town. SIZE: 15" x19" overall 22" x27" Housed & matted under glass in rustic Western frame. CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame. BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri. In 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. Part of California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West. Well established & highly collected Western artist.

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      • JAMES LEE COLT WESTERN PAINTING
        Apr. 29, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $400 - $600

        (American 1922-2005) Watercolor /gouache on paper entitled 'The Pecos Jally Cattle Company' Signed 'James Colt' LR, bio info to verso. Housed & matted under glass in oak frame. SIZE 16"x20"overall 19" x 24" CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. This artist is associated with California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING
        Apr. 29, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING

        Est: $600 - $800

        (American 1922-2005) Large original oil on board featuring 2 Indian braves on galloping horses. Signed 'James Colt' LL Also additional bio info to verso. Housed in very ornate gilt wood frame. SIZE 24" x 20" overall 34" x 30" CONDITION: Excellent, not examined out of frame. SHIPPING: Oversize, UPS pack & ship or arrange own. BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri. In 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. Part of California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West. Well established & highly collected Western artist.

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING
        Apr. 29, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $300 - $400

        (American 1922 - 2005) Untitled. Watercolor gouache on paper featuring tribe of Indian braves on horseback. Signed 'James Colt' LR. SIZE:10 1/2" x 14" overall 22" x 24" Housed & matted under glass in ornate gilt wood frame .CONDITION: Excellent, not examined out of frame. BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri. In 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. Part of California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West. Well established & highly collected Western artist.

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING
        Mar. 04, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING

        Est: $600 - $800

        (American 1922-2005) Large original oil on board featuring 2 Indian braves on galloping horses. Signed 'James Colt' LL Also additional bio info to verso. Housed in very ornate gilt wood frame. SIZE 24" x 20" overall 34" x 30" Excellent, not examined out of frame. SHIP: Oversize UPS pack/ship or arrange own. BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. This artist is associated with California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West

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      • JAMES LEE COLT WESTERN PAINTING
        Mar. 04, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $400 - $600

        (American 1922-2005) Watercolor /gouache on paper entitled 'The Pecos Jally Cattle Company' Signed 'James Colt' LR, bio info to verso. Housed & matted under glass in oak frame. SIZE 16"x20"overall 19" x 24" CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. This artist is associated with California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING
        Mar. 04, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $400 - $600

        (American 1922-2005) Watercolor/gouache on paper entitled 'The Stage to Tombstone' signed James Colt LR. Bio info to verso.SIZE: 12"x16"overall 19" x 23" Housed & matted under glass in Western themed oak frame. CONDITON Excellent, not examined out of frame. BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. This artist is associated with California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West

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      • JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING
        Mar. 04, 2017

        JAMES LEE COLT ORIGINAL WESTERN PAINTING

        Est: $500 - $700

        (American 1922-2005) Watercolor /gouache on paper entitled 'Doc Holiday at the Mad Dog Saloon' Signed 'James Colt 'upper right Also signed & dated 1991 to verso along with bio. info. Housed & matted under glass in ebonized wood frame. SIZE: 14 1/2"x20" overall 22" x28" CONDITION: Excellent , not examined out of frame BIO: Born James Lee Clutter in Kansas City Missouri 1922 changed name to Colt 1977. This artist is associated with California & Arizona Assoc. & painted themes of the American West

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