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    Eugene Bonfanti Thurston (American, 1896-1993)
    Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    9 x 12-1/8 inches (22.9 x 30.8 cm) (sheet)
    Signed twice lower right: Eugene Thurston
    Signed and titled on the reverse: Garden of the Gods / + Pikes Peak - / Eugene Thurston

    The artist;
    By descent to the artist's daughter, Marnee Thurston;
    By descent to the artist's grandson, Charles Smith.

    Born into an art family, Eugene Thurston's first lessons were from his mother, Fern, a fixture of the El Paso artist community. He first started in art as a cartoonist and commercial artist producing advertisements for local businesses. In the 1920s, he was encouraged by Audley Dean Nichols, Harry Wagoner, and his mother. He was a charter member of the El Paso Artists Association and one of its earliest presidents. He primarily exhibited in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and California.

    Condition Report*: Framed under glass. Hinged to mat along all edges. Mild buckling.
    Framed Dimensions 13 X 16 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    22nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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