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Willard J. Page ExhibitHe implemented a new marketing approach for selling his artwork. Early 1900s artist Willard J. Page traveled the Southwest setting up his easels on the railroad platform. In assembly-line mode, he would paint his vision of the Southwest, and sell his "baggage-sized" original oils to train travelers eager to grab a memento of their excursion to the Territories. With his wife Ethel and in the custom-built 'motorized coach,' they traveled from the Tetons to Tucson, the Rockies to the Grand Canyon and all points in between. They made a life... Read More
Prescott\'s Folk Art Traditions
By Jenny Pederson
What is folk art? Very simply, it is everyday people the world over creating works of art using traditional techniques passed down for generations. In the case of pioneers in the U.S., it often demonstrates the diverse European backgrounds of the makers.
Folk art is rooted in traditions from particular cultures and communities like Prescott and illustrate community cultural identities.