Ernest Blumenschein, a great illustrator, an astonishing painter. Today I am in Phoenix and going back a second day to the Phoenix Art Museum ( a darned nice museum) looking at over fifty paintings by a genius of the twentieth century.If you are a painter, go to the link, check the dates, GET ON A PLANE AND GO see the masterworks. He has absorbed the colors of the southwest, the design influences of early 20th century modernism, and melded them with classically trained drawing, composition and narrative to such a degree as to simply blow your mind with the power of the paint. The tiny jpeg does no justice.
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