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Lon Megargee Paintings at the Arizona Capitol Museum
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 Prospector (Proof)

    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • The San Francisco Peaks

    • The San Francisco Peaks
    • Megargee, Lon (1883-1960)
    • Megargee, Lon; San Francisco Peaks Region (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    • "The San Francisco Peaks" is one of fifteen murals painted by Lon Megargee for the Arizona State Capitol from 1913 to 1914. It shows a foreground of pines with the San Francisco Peaks in the distance. Megargee had originally planned to paint the...
    • The Prospector

    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...

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