Steve says, "Subject matter comes second to the atmosphere, the feeling, the flavor I want to create."
W. Steve Seltzer
Steve Seltzer, born in 1955 in Great Falls, Montana, was influenced by his grandfather, Montana artist Olaf C. Seltzer and their close friend Charles Russell. Their influence was apparent even in Steve’s early work, which was mostly western art. Steve graduated from Montana State University where he studied architecture. In 1973 Steve decided to pursue his dream of becoming a full time artist, and moved to California to study with Donald Putman. He has since moved back to Montana, painting primarily the Plains Indians.