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    • The Farmer

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Public Works of Art Project (United States); Farm life in art
    • "The Farmer" is one of three murals painted by Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol as part of the Public Works of Art Project in 1934 (the precursor to the WPA). This mural depicts a large farmer resting his hands on a shovel in front of all of...
    • Father Kino

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Public Works of Art Project (United States); Kino, Eusebio Francisco, 1644-1711
    • "Father Kino" is one of three murals painted by Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol as part of the Public Works of Art Project in 1934 (the precursor to the WPA). Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) was an Italian Jesuit missionary, famous for...
    • The Indian

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Public Works of Art Project (United States).
    • "The Indian" is one of three murals painted by Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol as part of the Public Works of Art Project in 1934 (the precursor to the WPA). This is the brightest of the three paintings, showing a single heroic Native...
    • Home on the Range (Print)

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Cowboys--Arizona. Cowboys in art
    • "Home on the Range" is a print by Lon Megargee which shows a cowboy wearing a hat while bathing. Water is spilled on the floor, and a horse looks in as a cat is drinking water out of the toilet.
    • The Spirit of Arizona

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Art, American--Arizona--20th century.
    • "The Spirit of Arizona" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. In a letter to Governor Hunt, Megargee describes "The Spirit of Arizona" as showing "the passing away of the cowboy and...
    • Letter from Megargee 'To the Board of Directors'

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Correspondence
    • Letter and envelope from Lon Megargee to the Board of Directors of State Institutions. Lon asks for a commission to decorate the walls of the State Library, mentioning previous commissions in the Phoenix area. He enclosed five sketches with the...
    • Cowboy's Dream

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Cowboys in art
    • "Cowboy's Dream" is one of five paintings made by Lon Megargee in a partnership with the Arizona Brewing Company from 1948-1951 to be reproduced as posters advertising A-1 Beer. "Cowboy's Dream" is the best known of these posters; at least four...
    • Grand Canyon of the Colorado

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--In art; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    • "Grand Canyon of the Colorado" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. The painting depicts the scale of the canyon by showing a single man looking over one small area. Megargee based...
    • Stock Raising

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Cowboys--Arizona.; Cowboys in art
    • "Stock Raising" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It shows a cowboy lassoing cattle while a figure stands in the background. A monsoon cloud building in the distance adds to the...
    • Irrigation

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Art, American--Arizona--20th century.
    • "Irrigation" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. In a 1913 letter to Governor Hunt, Megargee describes the painting as having "a young girl draped pouring water from an Indian jar onto...
    • The Prospector (Proof)

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Miners in art
    • After statehood, Arizona had leftover statehood funds. Arizona Joint House Resolution 1 determined that these funds could be used for "suitable furnishings and interior adornment of the state capitol." Lon Megargee sent this small proof (a sketch...
    • The Dude

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Cowgirls--West (U.S.)--Conduct of life--Humor. ; Cowgirls in art
    • "The Dude" is one of five paintings made by Lon Megargee in a partnership with the Arizona Brewing Company's from 1948-1951 to be reproduced as posters advertising A-1 Beer. It shows a plump cowgirl doing tricks before cowboys. 5,000 prints were...
    • The Prospector

    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Miners in art
    • "The Prospector" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It was installed in Governor Hunt's office, where it is still on display today. At the time of this painting, Arizona was already...

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