The Trail of Painted Ponies has created the Celebrity Collection to showcase the tremendous artistic talent of well-known celebrities. These multi-talented artists have also demonstrated their compassion and commitment to philanthropy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Painted Pony in the Celebrity Collection goes to support the non-profit organization of the celebrity's choice.
Tony Curtis was one of the most successful actors of his era, appearing in a number of the most popular and acclaimed films of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Curtis symbolizes the Golden Age of Hollywood and is legendary for his good looks, smooth charm and dashing and debonair style. Also an internationally renowned visual artist, Curtis created brightly colored impressionistic paintings, drawings and assemblages reflecting the glamour of his movie-star status, his generous nature and his zest for life.
Curtis' artwork is featured in prominent galleries, private collections and distinguished museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Curtis' original paintings command in excess of $50,000 per canvas.
Tony Curtis' generous nature was most evident in his passionate commitment to the Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary. This highly respected non-profit organization, founded by Curtis and his wife Jill, has saved more than four hundred horses from peril and provides a sanctuary for these rescued horses to live out their lives in comfort. Shiloh Horse Rescue & Sanctuary is located in Sandy Valley, Nevada, just a short drive from the Curtises' home.