Hal (Hart H) Empie
(1909 - 2002)
Hal (Hart H) Empie was active/lived in Arizona. Hal Empie is known for landscape painting, some sculpture, cartoons.
Biography Hal (Hart H) Empie
The following, submitted February 2003, is from Brandon DeVine, grandson of Hal Empie.
March 26, 1909, a child of the Territory of Arizona who grew up with
the state, Hal Empie held the dual distinction of being both the oldest
continuous resident artist in Arizona's history and its youngest
licensed pharmacist. His paintings, cartoons, drawings and
sketches have appeared in many publications, nationally juried and
invitational exhibitions, as well as the permanent collections of
collectors, museums and cultural institutions throughout the
country. He was also the creator behind the Empie Kartoon Kards
and Porqupine Aiggs, artistic novelties.
Empie was born in a one
room, dirt floored adobe house in
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