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Four Panel Drawings

Phillips Sanderson

About The Four Panel Drawings

Likely these were preparatory drawings for bas reliefs or murals Phillips Sanderson produced for a commisioned project.

Each is titled on the lower portion of the drawing:  Pima, Padre Kino, de Anza, Pete Kitchen.

I found the following on Wikipedia "The Pete Kitchen Ranch was established on Potrero Creek near Nogales, Arizona about 1862, reputedly the first permanent American ranch in Arizona. The site, which had good access to water, had been inhabited in prehistory and had been visited by Juan Bautista de Anza in October of 1774, who called it Las Lagunas, a name also used by Kitchen. By the 1870s the ranch was producing substantial crops and livestock that yielded an income of $10,000 a year. "Pete Kitchen hams" were a major portion of the business. In 1883 Kitchen sold the ranch for a substantial amount of money after the arrival of the railroad cut into his market. He continued to maintain mining and cattle interests and retired to Tucson, losing his money to gambling and loans to friends. Kitchen died on August 5, 1895 at age 77"

 

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Likely these were preparatory drawings for bas reliefs or murals Phillips Sanderson produced for a commisioned project.

Each is titled on the lower portion of the drawing:  Pima, Padre Kino, de Anza, Pete Kitchen.

I found the following on Wikipedia "The Pete Kitchen Ranch was established on Potrero Creek near Nogales, Arizona about 1862, reputedly the first permanent American ranch in Arizona. The site, which had good access to water, had been inhabited in prehistory and had been visited by Juan Bautista de Anza in October of 1774, who called it Las Lagunas, a name also used by Kitchen. By the 1870s the ranch was producing substantial crops and livestock that yielded an income of $10,000 a year. "Pete Kitchen hams" were a major portion of the business. In 1883 Kitchen sold the ranch for a substantial amount of money after the arrival of the railroad cut into his market. He continued to maintain mining and cattle interests and retired to Tucson, losing his money to gambling and loans to friends. Kitchen died on August 5, 1895 at age 77"

 

About the Artist (1908-1987)  An American painter and sculptor who was born in Bowling Green, Missouri.  A student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sanderson moved to Bisbee, Arizona for his health in 1932, working as an illustrator and a sign painter.  

His first commission was the Miner's Monument at the Cochise County Courthouse in Bisbee, as well as some reliefs in the courthouse interior.  Five years later he moved to Phoenix to teach at the Phoenix Art Center, thanks to the Works Progress Administration.  Additional commissions emanated from the United States Maritime.  Sanderson later worked as an illustrator and model maker for the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, followed by a stint designing furniture. 

From 1947 to 1954 he taught at Arizona State College, after which he served as an illustrator for Motorola (1957-1958) and later a model marker for the Arizona Highway Department (1962-1965).  In 1973 a retrospective exhibition was staged of Sanderson's work at Arizona State University.

Sanderson's work was characterized as modern, often derived from the landscape and sculpture of the American Southwest. largely taken from Wikipedia
Medium Graphite on paper
Image size 21" height X 7 1/4" width
Frame Single 100% rag mat, regular glass, wood molding
Frame size 27 1/4" height X 13 3/4" width
Signed No, but artist's identity is named on label affixed to dust cover on each frame, along with title of each drawing
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Da Jo, originally from a business based in Arizona
Other Works by Phillips Sanderson
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