left: Phippen Museum at Dusk, photo courtesy of Phippen Museum; right: Daytime View of Phippen Museum and High Desert Vista from Museum Entrance, photo courtesy of Phippen Museum
Ross Stefan: A Tribute to Talent - Page 2
Knowing the Windsong, 24 x 30, oil
Ross Stefan is well known for his cowboys riding the range and for his interpretations of Arizona and New Mexico Indians in ceremonial attire or traversing the magnificent canyon lands of the West. Ross had his first Tucson showing in 1949, when, at the age of 15, he and his father arranged for his works to be shown in the windows of Porter's Saddlery and Western Wear Store.
Awaiting the Drummer, 30 x 24, oil
Through the years, Stefan has gained an international reputation as a leading impressionistic artist of the Southwest. He held his first show in New York in 1972 and in 1975, he illustrated an Arizona Highways article titled, "Through Indian Country with Ross Stefan." He was also selected as the Tucson Festival Society's 1978 Artist of the Year.
Wolf Creek Pass, 24 x 30, oil
In 1978, Tucson art collector John K. Goodman wrote a definitive book on Stefan and subsequently Goodman and Stefan were honored by the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City when that prestigious organization selected the book for its Western Heritage award as the outstanding art book of 1978. Now out of print, a few copies will be available for sale at the Museum during the exhibit.
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