Ted De Grazia
(1909 - 1982)
Ted (Ettore) De Grazia was active/lived in Arizona. Ted De Grazia is known for mod-naive Indian figure-child.
Biography Ted De Grazia
Born in the mining town of Morenci, Arizona, Ted DeGrazia became one of
Arizona's most prominent painters, illustrators, and graphic
artists, resulting in his studio gallery being listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. He lived most of his life near
Tucson, and worked in his
studio, open to the public, that he called "The Gallery of the Sun."
His signature work is paintings and illustrations of 'angel-like'
Southwest children, many of them Indian and Hispanic.
He was the son of an immigrant father who was a copper miner for Phelps
Dodge Company, but Ted, at age eleven, returned to Italy with his
family for the next five years. When he returned to Morenci, he
had forgotten most of his English and
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