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|Contemporary Western Artist, United States of America|
Anthropormophic imagery by Ed Mell, whose figurative work is inspired by the Hopi and Apache Indians.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: Oil on Linen|
|Dimensions: 36 by 23 in, 91.44 by 58.42 cm|
|Primary Classification: Arts of the American West : Western American Paintings & Illustrations|
|Secondary Classification: Modern and Contemporary Art : Paintings|
|Biography of Ed Mell:|
Born in 1942, Ed Mell spent an idyllic childhood in what was then the small western city of Phoenix. He attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and soon after graduation accepted a position in New York as an art director for a large advertising agency.
Seeking greater artistic freedom,he opened an illustration studio and met with immediate success, establishing his national reputation. Still, Mell felt that he hadn't yet found his voice as an artist.
Seeking a break from the city's pace, he accepted a teaching position the Hopi reservation in 1970. Time spent on Arizona's Colorado Plateau reconnected Mell with the land he loved and his artistic course was set. He relocated to Phoenix and began painting his well-known landscapes.
Mell's creative drive has led him to produce bronze sculptures and print series in addition to his oils. Ed Mell's work is found in many public and private collections including those of Tri-Star Pictures, Phoenix Art Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Diane Keaton, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Bruce Babbitt.
Selected Highlights from the Career of Ed Mell
Atlantic-Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CaliforniaBank One, Phoenix, ArizonaLoew's Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, ArizonaMountain Bell, Denver, ColoradoTri-Star Pictures, Hollywood, CaliforniaU-Haul Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
City of Glendale, Glendale, ArizonaCity of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, ArizonaPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, ArizonaScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, ArizonaTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, ArizonaKartchner Caverns, Southern Arizona
Forbes CollectionMr. & Mrs. Bruce Babbitt, Washington, DCCraig & Barbara Barrett, Phoenix, ArizonaMr. & Mrs. Joseph Coors, Golden, ArizonaStephane Janssen, Scottsdale, ArizonaArnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles, CaliforniaDiane Keaton, Beverly Hills, California
1982 Center of Modern Art, Guadalajara, Mexico1983 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach California1984 The Nickolas Museum, Casper, Wyoming1987 The Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York1990,1996 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona1988, 2000 Museum of the Southwest, Mesa, Arizona1996, 2000 Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon, Arizona2002 Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona2003 Northern Arizona Unviersity Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona2006-2007 Grand Canyon: From Dream to Icon, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ2007 Arizona: A Millennium of Arizona Art, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ2009- Grand Canyon Modern Masters Invitational, Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon, AZ2010 Ed Mell, New Works, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ2010 Ed Mell: Paintings of the New West, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ2010 The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, New York2010 Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ2011 Booth Museum of Western Art, Atlanta, GAOctober - November 2011, The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, AZSeptember 10 - November 26, 2011 - The Forbes Collection, Forbes Galleries, New York City, NY2012 - Mell Modern, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Books and Publications
ArtBook of the New WestBeyond the Visible Terrain, The Art of Ed Mell, Northland PublishingExperience AZThe Majesty of the Grand CanyonLeading the West, Northland PublishingLuxe MagazineSmithsonian National Magazine of the American IndianSouthwest Art MagazineArizona Highways MagazineWestern Art CollectorWestern Interiors and DesignWho's Who in American Art
|Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.|
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