Arizona Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Arizona Art History." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays.

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Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order:

"Important" Artists by Roger Dunbier

Arizona Women Artists Active Before 1945: Painters, Sculptors, Potters, Printmakers, Illustrators, Quilters by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier

"Creating an Iconography for a New State: The Arizona State Capitol Murals," from The Cowboy's Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee by Betsy Fahlman

A Century of Arizona Women Artists by Carolyn C. Robbins

Pioneer Women: Arizona History Through Art by Robert Stragnell & Jim Willoughby


Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors listed by article name in alphabetical order:

A Backward Glance at Arizona Highways Illustrators

Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Legacy -- Our Land, Our People

Arizona History Through Art: The Last 100 Years

Arizona's Pioneering Women Artists

Beneath A Turquoise Sky: Navajo Painters and Their World

In Celebration: A Century of Arizona Women Artists

The Frontiersmen: Arizona History Through Art

Grand Canyon Grandeur: Early Paintings and Prints from the Hays Collection

Hopi Katsina Dolls

Katsina in Hopi Life

Many Colored Weaves

Navajo Weavings from the Getzwiller Collection

The Navajo Weaving Tradition

Shadows on the Mesa - Artists of the Painted Desert and Beyond

Stories Woven In: the Navajo Way of Seeing

Timeless Excellence: Honoring Museum of Northern Arizona's Fine Arts Collection

Trees in a Circle: Navajo Weavings of Teec Nos Pos

Walk in Beauty: Hózhó and Navajo Basketry

Rocky Mountain and Southwest Painting and Sculpture: 19th-21st Century


TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with this state. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in this state. Resource Library articles and essays devoted to individual artists and institutions are not listed on this page.


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(above: Grand Canyon National Park, poster, Works Progress Administration)


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