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Lon Megargee: Legendary Prints of the Southwest

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Lon Megargee: Legendary Prints of the Southwest explores the work of famed Arizona artist Lon Megargee (1883-1960). Megargee's work as a young man on a number of ranches around Arizona gave him firsthand experiences with subjects that he later immortalized in art. Perhaps best known for his murals at the Arizona State Capitol, Megargee also created paintings and prints of ranch life and cowboys, señoritas and vaqueros, broncos and longhorns, Pueblo and Plains Indians, coyotes and cactus.

Arizona Republic art critic Richard Nilsen called Megargee's prints "punchy, idiomatic and beautifully drawn," and noted how remarkable it is that "a painter, known for his color, could also think so clearly in black and white." Arizona historian Marshall Trimble called Megargee "Arizona's first cowboy artist, who deserves to be placed alongside the great western artists." In addition to prints, the exhibition includes major oil paintings and ephemera. Lon Megargee: Legendary Prints of the Southwest, from the collection of Abe Hays, will run through December 5. A catalogue, booklet and prints of two of the paintings are available in the bookstore.

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 Self-Portrait

 

Woodblock Prints: Western Life

 

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Westward Ho!
 

 

 

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Ranch Days

 

 

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Busted

 

 

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The Bronc

 

 

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The Sheepherder

 

 

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Polo

 

Native Americans

 

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The War Bonnet

 

 

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The Drum

 

 

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The Snake Priest (Hopi)

 

 

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Apaches

 

Mexico

 

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Cuernavaca

 

 

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Charros

 

 

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 Burros
 

 

Lithograph Prints

 

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Tex

 

 

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Hard to Ride

 

 

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Rearing Horses

 

 

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Billy the Kid

 

 

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The Gamblers

 

 

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Coyotes

 

 

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Longhorns

 

 

Paintings

 

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Navajo Horseman

 

 

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Arizona Cowboys

 

 

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Saturday Night in Cave Creek

 

 

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Men Fighting Over Woman

 

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Catalog and booklet available at Museum Store!