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Roy Hampton
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George Leroy (Roy) Hampton is a realist painter of Western portraits, landscapes, and horses in action. He likes Western movies, and they helped fuel his love for Western art.

Hampton served in the Submarine Service at Pearl Harbor during World War Two, and in the late 1940s was an animator for Walt Disney Studios. He tried several career paths, including law school, judo teacher, carpenter, salesman, and vice president of a mortgage company. In 1972, he became a full-time artist, and now travels the American West in a motor home. He won gold medals in a competition with CAA and NAWA artists, and at the 1981 American Indian and Cowboy Artists show. Hampton considers his greatest honors as the opportunity to paint John Wayne and spend a day with a medicine man. He was featured in Southwest Art, August 1981.