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Curt Whiticar (1911 – 2017) was a fisherman and boat builder by trade. His family moved to Stuart, Florida when he was 6 years old. A self-taught painter, at a young age he was paid to paint lettering on boats and local signage, which included some scenery. Around 1950 a house fire destroyed most of his 25-30 personal paintings, and it was not until his retirement in 1986 that he dedicated his time to painting. Over the next 31 years Whiticar produced nearly 2,000 works, with oil his favorite medium. Vibrant and ethereal Florida landscapes, seascapes, and local historical scenes were common themes. Whiticar also cut and stretched his own canvas, and built his frames from scratch.