Modern Painter, sculptor
Roger Kuntz was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1926. He received his M.F.A. in painting and taught painting and sculpture at Scripps College for nine years. While teaching at Scripps, Kuntz took ceramics lessons from Paul Soldner. Kuntz considered himself primarily a painter, and practised ceramics on the side for fun. Kuntz worked as a painter in Southern California since the 1950's, and participated with distinction in many major exhibitions in the United States. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in creative painting. Figures in interiors and landscapes were a dominant theme in his work, as were local Southern California scenes. Kuntz studied with Henry Lee McFee, and attended Pomona College (B.A., 1948) and Claremont Graduate School (M.F.A., 1950).