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 Lon Megargee  (1883 - 1960)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/California/Arizona      Known for: cowboy genre painting, illustration, graphics

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BIOGRAPHY for Lon Megargee
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Birth
1883 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1960 (Cottonwood, Arizona)

Lived/Active
Pennsylvania/California/Arizona


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cowboy genre painting, illustration, graphics

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Painters of Grand Canyon
The California Art Club
Taos Pre 1940
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lon Megargee, at age 13, ran away from his upper class home and went West in 1896 led by his zest for the wild and adventuresome life.  There he established a reputation as a cowboy painter and illustrator with work most associated with Arizona Brewing Company ads featuring humorous aspects of cowboy life.

In his youth, he worked as a free-lance cowboy, exhibition roper, poker dealer, and bronco buster in Arizona, and then went east aga (showing 500 of 6460 characters).



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