Ettore DeGrazia

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Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
Arizona
DEATH DATE
Sep 17, 1982 (73)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
Arizona
DEATH DATE
Sep 17, 1982 (73)

About

Prolific painter, sculptor, and designer best known for his images of the people and landscapes of the American Southwest.

Before Fame

He first became known for his artistic work when UNICEF chose to feature one of his paintings on a 1960 greeting card.

Trivia

He protested IRS taxation of the proceeds from his artwork by riding into the Arizona desert and burning several of his million-dollar paintings.

Family Life

He was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up in a mining camp in the Arizona territory.

Associated With

He studied with the renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera.