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Lon Megargee Paintings at the Arizona Capitol Museum
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    • Home on the Range (Print)

    • 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.
    • Margarita

    • Margarita
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Women in the West
    • "Margarita" 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 was originally titled "Fiesta." No prints were ever produced.
    • Camelback Mountain

    • Camelback Mountain
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Camelback Mountain (Maricopa County, Ariz.)--History--Pictorial works.
    • This signed poster depicts lush desert plants in cool colors set against Camelback Mountain in the distance. At the time of this print Camelback Mountain had been designated as a reservation, but it fell into private hands in the 1940s. The summit...
    • Casa Grande Prehistoric Ruins

    • Casa Grande Prehistoric Ruins
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Casa Grande (Ariz.) Ruins--Arizona.
    • "Casa Grande Prehistoric Ruins" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It depicts a coyote and sage in front of the ruins. About 10 years before this painting, a roof had been put over the...
    • Hopi Boomerang Throwers

    • Hopi Boomerang Throwers
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Hopi Indians--Arizona--Social life and customs--Pictorial works.
    • "Hopi Boomerang Throwers" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It depicts two Hopi Indians hunting rabbits with boomerangs. After painting stories and landscapes, Megargee chose the topic...
    • The Painted Desert

    • The Painted Desert
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Painted Desert (Ariz.)
    • "The Painted Desert" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It depicts a lone rider heading into a stark but brightly colored desert. The Painted Desert is part of the Petrified Forest...
    • San Xavier

    • San Xavier
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; San Xavier del Bac Mission (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • "San Xavier Mission" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It shows the state's most important artifact of the Spanish colonial era. The original Jesuit mission, founded by Eusebio...
    • The Spirit of Arizona

    • 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...
    • Canyon de Chelly

    • Canyon de Chelly
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    • "Canyon de Chelly" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It depicts Navajo Indians riding in a canyon against the background of immense mountain formations. Canyon de Chelly has been an...
    • The Superstitions

    • The Superstitions
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Superstition Mountains (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    • "The Superstitions" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It depicts desert greenery in the foreground against the Superstition Mountains in the distance. This painting was done on site....
    • Letter from Megargee 'To the Board of Directors'

    • 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...
    • Cliff Houses

    • Cliff Houses
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Cliff-dwellings--Arizona
    • "Cliff Houses" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It shows the ruins of Native dwellings from centuries ago. These houses are set near the bottom of a cliff in a dramatic dry canyon...
    • Petrified Forest

    • Petrified Forest
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; Petrified Forest National Park (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    • "Petrified Forest" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It shows huge pieces of petrified wood in the foreground against a background of turbulent clouds and low mountains. Over 13,000...
    • Cowboy's Dream

    • 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...
    • The Farmer

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Grand Canyon of the Colorado

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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...

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