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George Phippen

 (1915 - 1966)
George Phippen was active/lived in Arizona, Iowa.  George Phippen is known for cowboy genre, wildlife, sculptor.

George Phippen

George Phippen was born July 11, 1915 in Iowa.  His family moved from Iowa to Emmett (near St. Mary's, Kansas) in 1919.  In 1933, at the age of 18, Phippen joined the Civilian Conservation Corps working first in Minnesota and then in Washington.  Left the Corps in 1939 to return to Kansas for a year and then went back to Washington and California before settling in Tucson, AZ in 1940. 

During World War II, he wanted to be a combat artists for the Army, but was stationed at Fort Warden in Washington where he worked in photography and drafting.  After the war, Phippen and his family moved to the Southwest, where he received informal tutoring in oil painting from Henry Balink of Santa Fe, NM and Hurlstone Fairc

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
AskART,, accessed Oct. 22, 2007; Phippen, Louise. George Phippen: the man, the artist. (Prescott, AZ: Ralph Tanner Assocs. Inc., 1983); Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.; Topeka Capital (Aug. 11, 1957, Apr. 14, 1966).

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About  George Phippen

Born:  1915 - Iowa
Died:   1966 - Skull Valley, Arizona
Known for:  cowboy genre, wildlife, sculptor