Born in the whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts near the sea, Carl Hantman grew up all along the East Coast from New York City to Washington, D.C. to Florida. Despite his East Coast roots, Carl has found a niche painting the Apache Indians of the American Southwest, specifically the period of 1860-1900.
His first job in the art field was as an illustrator, creating, among other work, covers for western novels by Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey and Max Brand.
Hantman’s early training formed the basis for his historically accurate paintings that are realistic in technique yet full of energy, rhythm and heart. His paintings continue to tell the story of the West in a way that brings it alive for all of us.