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Book: 1973 Cowboy Artists of America Signed Fred Harman - CAA Personal Book LE 1st Ed

Book: 1973 Cowboy Artists of America Signed Fred Harman - CAA Personal Book LE 1st Ed

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A rare find!

1973 8th Annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition hardcover Book.
Phoenix Art Museum  Sept 14 - Nov 4, 1973

First Edition / Limited Edition of 30
This  book is part of the  CAA MEMBER LIMITED EDITION of 30 books reserved for the COWBOY ARTIST MEMBERS.  

Hand-signed:  FRED HARMAN

A great little collectible treasure for those who loved his Red Ryder Comic Strips and western artwork!

Forward by US Senator Barry Goldwater (AZ)

Condition: good - excellent  
No major tears or issues.  
80 pages
Northland Press | Flagstaff AZ

Both a cartoonist and western artist, Harman was first employed at newspapers around the age of 20. While working at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, he met and worked with Walt Disney.  Early in his career he formed a business partnership with Walt Disney, but the short lived business venture only lasted about a year.

In the late 1930's Harman met publisher Stephen Slesinger who was searching for a western artist for his new scripted cowboy strip.   Fred Harman, who was a working cowboy himself, knew the cowboy way of life.  He drew 
Red Ryder and working together, the Red Ryder series quickly grew world-wide fame.  
Harman drew Red Ryder for 25 years reaching 40 million readers
& 750 newspapers.  

Harman was one of the original 1965 COWBOY ARTISTS OF AMERICA founding members.  In June 1965 he met with other founders Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton, and George Pippin in Sedona AZ to form the bylaws that created the group and settle on the name, Cowboy Artists of America (CAA).  
The CAA continues to be the most influential group of western artists in American history.

Harman's original paintings were part of the first annual Cowboy Artists exhibition held 1966 at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, which is now called the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Harman and his artwork earned many honors and awards through the years.


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