(1883 - 1960)
Lon Megargee was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California, Arizona. Lon Megargee is known for cowboy genre painting, illustration, graphics.
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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 again to study art in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and to New York at the Art Students League and Pratt Institute.
He returned to Arizona, living in Cave Creek, Salt River Canyon, Phoenix and the last years of his life
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