LOT 080

George Phippen


Startling Moment

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MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

DIMENSIONS: 24 x 30 inches

Signed and dated 1954 lower left


SOLD FOR: $46,800.00

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Additional Information

Altermann & Morris Galleries, Dallas, TX
Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ, 2014
Private Collection, Paradise Valley, AZ

George Phippen was not only one of the founding four artists of the Cowboy Artists of America, but he was also the group’s first president. The CA is one of his great legacies, but so is his involvement in the arts in his hometown of Prescott, Arizona, where his bronze work can be seen in many locations and his influence on the world of bronze art can still be felt. It was Phippen and two Joes—Joe Noggle and Joe Vest—who started the first art bronze foundry in Prescott, which eventually spawned dozens of other foundries and inspired hundreds of artists to take up sculpture throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Sadly, Phippen died in 1966, the year after the formation of the CAA, and did not see his ultimate influence on Western art, an influence that is still happening today.


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