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Lew Davis: World War II Murals and Posters

Carolyn C. Robbins, Curator of Education with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, describes artist Lew Davis’s World War II contributions.

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Lew Davis (1910-1979) “the Dean of Arizona artists”, is known for being a talented easel painter whose imagery predominantly depicts Arizona copper miners and brilliantly colorful horses and landscapes. Few people realize, however, that he also created five major murals during a four-year span from 1940-1944. Read more