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    Ross Santee Signed Color Pencil and Ink Sketches, Autograph Notes Signed, and a signed article; a great group of items from this noted western artist and author. Santee (1889-1965), to quote his obituary in the New York Times, was "...the artist who came to Arizona in 1915 to be a cowboy and stayed to capture the lonely beauties of the state with a pen and brush... This was the chronicler of the old Southwest, whose sketches of lithe horses and burly buffaloes, of the arid grandeur he saw in the desert country, filled the pages of many magazines and became the illustrations for several books. They also gave the world a graphic idea of what the Southwest and its men were really like." Included in this lot are: two 7.5" x 5.5" ANsS each with a colorful sketch above, mounted lightly to the same cardstock sheet; two additional sketches surrounding a clipped magazine portrait on cardstock, signed once; a third ANS beneath a sketch of an Apache mounted to cardstock containing a biography and clipped magazine illustration; and an illustrated magazine article "Water" signed by Santee. A great lot for the western art collector or dealer with five color sketches included. Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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