A Backward Glance at Arizona Highways Illustrators
April 19 - July 16, 2000
The Phippen Museum will present a fascinating exhibit featuring the art work of more than 40 artists who have contributed to the pages of Arizona Highways magazine during the past 75 years. A companion exhibit to Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Legacy -- Our Land, Our People, the exhibit will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the magazine's rich contribution to the history of Arizona. (left: Ted De Grazia, Fighting Cocks, oil on canvas, Collection of De Grazia Art and Cultural Foundation)
In addition to staff artists employed by the magazine, editors have included illustrations and art work by some of America's leading artists over the years. "Cockfight," an oil by Ted De Grazia and commissioned by Raymond Carlson, the first editor of the magazine, will be included, as well as drawings and paintings by such luminaries as Duane Bryers, Bill Ahrendt, Roy Andersen, Ken Riley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert McCall, Frank McCarthy, and Olaf Wieghorst. (right: Bill Keane, Family Circus Daily Cartoon - 11/20/99, Collection of Bill Keane)
More than 200 past issues of Arizona Highways magazine will be available for visitors to browse through and enjoy the breathtaking photography and art work.
Read more in Resource Library Magazine about the Phippen Museum
For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.
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