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Ila McAfee

 (1897 - 1995)
Ila Mae McAfee was active/lived in New Mexico, New York, Colorado.  Ila McAfee is known for portrait and animal painting, sculpture, textile design.

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Artist Bulletins for Ila Mae McAfee

17 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

St. Xavier Mission Church in AZ
LK Manley (03/08/2015)
Painting by Ila McAfee

Delightful Ila McAfee
Danna Knox (11/10/2011)
we knew Ila as children growing up in Gunnison and admiring her mural in the Gunnison Post Office! My dad was a nephew of Dora Welch McAfee, and first cousin to Ila. I'd love to hear from you.

An Heir to the Artist
Chandra (10/25/2010)
Ila McAfee was my great aunt and I have inheirited her skills and love for horses! I feel so honored to be of the family blood.

white horse
debora (02/19/2009)
I found a painting of a white horse on crumpled paper singed in red by Ila McAfee. Can you tell me anything about this?

Copyright information on McAfee
donna Poulton, Ph.D. (12/01/2008)
Searching for copyright information on McAfee

1943 Southwest Calendar
Randall McCoach (09/22/2007)
I bought a stack of "New Mexico" magazines at an estate sale, and tucked among them was a 1943 "Southwest Calendar," featuring black-and-white ink drawings by Ila McAfee - one per month. The back page features a biography that is much more extensive than the one listed on this site. It's held together by two punch holes at the top with a length of yarn run through. It's a little treasure. Write if you'd like to know more about it. Thanks.

ila mcaffe
eric sangston (05/17/2007)
A friend of mine has a casting mold of a soldier about 31 inches tall made by Ila Mae McAfee. There has been three castings created with this mold. Could you let me know if he was to have another statue made from this casting what would be the value of the statue? What is the casting mold worth? Thank you.

Stylized horses
John Lemon (03/09/2006)
I have a McAfee painting entitled "desert Wind" where the horses are stylized, not of the realistic manner she usually did (whether fantasy or not). Did she do any other such paintings?

Videos of Ila McAfee
Jussta (10/05/2005)
I was very good friends with Ila McAfee when I lived in Taos. I also produced 3 Video Tapes of Ila. "Ila Remembers", "Ila & Her Performing Cats Carlos & Sanka" "75 Year Retrospective".

painting of 4 horses on crumpled paper
horrisberger,david (02/26/2004)
We found this painting in Paris Texas. It's signed in red. I would be interested in when she started painting on crumpled paper.

Ila McAfee Paintings & Videos
Jussta (05/07/2002)
When I lived in Taos, NM, I became very good friends with Ila McAfee. She was and always will be very dear to me. I did videos of fine artists and did several on her, including her 75th Retrospective. I currently own five of her paintings - 3 oils of horses, one water color on crunched paper, and a very old colored pencil drawing of a mountain lion from the 1920's. Any collectors who own her work are very blessed, indeed. Please contact me and I will direct you to my website where you can view some of my items, photos and other information. I also did a video of her cat, Carlos, performing the most amazing tricks. Jussta

Ila McAfee
R. Allan Glover (09/15/2001)
I am one of the nephews of Ila. Sorry, I don't have any information of the value of the Stampede of the Waves. Shortly before her death Ila had some exceptionally high quality prints made of one of her Wave paintins. They are numbered and signed. They sell for $225.00. My brother owns the origional. Allan Glover

Boy & dog at ocean
Vicki Kunkle (08/15/2001)
My father has an oil painting with this scene. Not sure of the actual name of the painting but can find no information about it. It doesn't look anything like her later works. Is this familiar to anyone?

Stampede of the Wave
Jenni Connolly (05/07/2001)
Hi Heather, I tried your email but it didn't work. I saw your posting on AskArt about the Ila McAfee's painting. How large is it? She did a number of paintings like that and then did a bunch of prints (I think they were for a calendar). Did anyone respond with a value? Are you interested in selling it or just interested in it's value? When I was a little girl my father used to visit Ila at her studio in Taos and I remember staring at her paintings for hours. She gave me a print that was actually a cropped version of one of the Stampede pictures. So I'm looking for the original in it's entirety. If you have a [picture of it scanned that would solve the question fast. :) I look forward to hearing from you. Jenni Connolly

Ila McAfee
Dan Stuck (03/01/2001)
Recently came into possession of an oil painting by I.M. The painting is of two deer in a mountainess setting. I am not a collector and am wanting to sell this painting. Would like some imput on best way to do so. I am located in the Omaha area. Thank you.

Ila McAfee
Heather McCabe (02/26/2001)
I Have a painting called Stampede of the Wave by Ila McAfee (There is also an additional painting on the back). If someone has infomation or could give me an idea of its worth. Please send me an email.

Ila Mae McAfee (Turner)
Jenni Whitehall (02/01/2001)
Ila Mae was born 1897 in the small ranching community of Sargents, Colorado (southwestern). She died in 1995 or 1996 in Pueblo, Colorado, where she moved after leaving her adobe home in Taos, New Mexico (late summer 1993). She was painter, muralist, illustrator, textile designer. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, Co., later studying at Art Student's League, National Academy of Design in New York. She married Elmer Turner, another painter, and moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1928. Ila painted mostly animals (primarily horses), but did some landscapes. She exhibited in Texas, New Mexico, Okalhoma & Colorado.

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