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Hart Haller “Hal” Empie grew-up in the Arizona Territory. He began his livelihood as a pharmacist, purchasing the Duncan Drug Store in 1937, eventually moved and renamed the store Art Gallery Drug which remained in operation until 1986. Empie Kartoon-Kards are one of the first copyrights for western cartoon postcards. He originated these designs during the early 1930’s in Duncan, Arizona. You’ll recognize drawings by Hal Empie appearing as early as 1938 in such publications as Arizona Highways. Before he elected to devote his love of art full time to oil painting, his famous Kartoon-Kards had
become an Arizona legend.
For more information visit www.HalEmpieStudio-Gallery.com
Historic Roots and Tour
Hal Empie’s “Greenlee” Mural With a deep sense of community and cultural pride he produced the world-renowned “Greenlee” Mural, a 6’ tall by 30’ long piece proudly displayed in the Duncan High School cafeteria. This impressive display of his artistic ability is one of the best reflections into our history, heritage and culture here in Greenlee County.
Tours to view the magnificent “Greenlee” Mural are available by calling
(928) 215-9912 or stop on by Rock-A-Buy Rocks & Gifts..
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Tim Cox, one of the great western artists of our time. After graduating from Duncan High School, during some of his cowboy activities near Eagle Creek, he found inspiration for many of his paintings. Many of his paintings are done with such great detail they are nearly impossible to depict as anything but a photo from afar. Cox has won numerous awards, one of which, “Along Eagle Creek” was selected as the 2004 winner of the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award.
For more information visit www.timcox.com
Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia a notorious artist and “The world’s most reproduced artist” as described by many. He was born in the Morenci mining camp of Arizona Territory and graduated from Morenci High School. His early childhood experience in the ethnically diverse community evolved into a life-long appreciation of native cultures residing in the Sonoran Desert and a passion to create art depicting their lives and lore.
For more information visit www.degrazia.org