John Wade Hampton
(1918 - 2000)
John Wade Hampton was active/lived in Arizona. John Hampton is known for Cowboy-Indian genre, sculpture, illustration.
Biography John Wade Hampton
Born in New York City and then settling in Scottsdale, Arizona, John (Johnny) Hampton became a renowned painter and sculptor of cowboy life that he grew to know first hand from living much of his life in the Southwest.
He was raised in Brooklyn and developed a love for the West from seeing Tom Mix movies. Acting out his fantasy of becoming a cowboy, he used pretended he was roping cows by using his mother's clothesline. He began illustration pulp magazines with western themes while he was in high school and at age sixteen, won a contest for sketch artists. When World War II began, he served in an Intelligence capacity in the South Pacific.
Having assisted Fred Harman with the comic strip "Red Ryder," he used the proceeds afte
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