Item #CL194-167 The Cowboy Builds A Loop. Lon Megargee, American.
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The Cowboy Builds A Loop

1933. Hardcover quarto with woodblock print on decorative paper over boards, 61pp, inscribed and autographed by Megargee in ink on pastedown, 33.5 x 25cm. Paper loss to spine, light foxing throughout and minor offset from plates.

Inscription reads “To H. Nevill Smith, [no.] 48. Sincerely yours, Lon Megargee, Phoenix, Arizona.” Privately printed. Illustrated with 28 lithographic prints after the original woodblocks. Printed alongside poems by Roy George.

Singer and painter Hugh Nevill-Smith (active 1930s-1950s) was an Australian artist who spent extensive amounts of time in Arizona producing watercolours. He was a finalist for the 1943 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. Lon Megargee is considered to be “Arizona’s first cowboy artist who deserves to be placed alongside the great western artists” of his time. Ref: Ref: SMH, 31.3.1939; AGNSW; Arizona Museum of Natural History.

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