Thursday, August 13, 2020
Gifts of Art
When I was at the Phoenix Public Library last February, I wandered around admiring the various art works that are scattered about the building. This one is called "Ranch in the Hills" and it was painted by Howard Post, a well known Arizona artist. Mr. Post was born and raised on a ranch near Tucson. He graduated from the University of Arizona and taught art there for two years before becoming a commercial artist. In 1980, he decided to start painting what he knew best, Arizona ranching life. You can find his paintings in museums and galleries all over the country.
Both of these art works were gifts to the Phoenix Public Library from patrons who contributed them so they would become part of the permanent collection.