(1908-2000) Paul Lantz spent his early childhood in Montana and Missouri. In Missouri, he studied at the Kansas City Art Institute where he was the youngest student ever enrolled. At the age of seventeen, he traveled to New York for further study at The National Academy and Art Students League. In 1929 Lantz traveled to New Mexico where until 1939, he worked with artist Randall Davey. Lantz moved to New Mexico permanently in 1974.