Cowboy Artists of America Museum, Kerrville, TX
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Scottsdale, AZ
Altermann Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, 2005
Mid 20th-century artists in Southern California want to be either fine artists or they want to work for Disney. David Halbach was in the latter camp. After going to the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then a stint in the Navy, Halbach went to work for Walt Disney, where he did animation on the 1955 animated feature Lady and the Tramp. A dream fulfilled, the painter also worked in commercial art and advertising, as well as teaching, before moving to Arizona to work in Western art. His delicate, yet complexly arranged, watercolor images eventually caught the eye of the Cowboy Artists of America, which made him a member in 1985.
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