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Don Weller is an American illustrator and painter. As a boy, he drew horses and cowboys and rode along the Palouse River or over the rolling hills that surrounded his childhood home near Pullman, Washington. He roped calves in high school rodeos and sold some cartoons to Western Horseman magazine. Graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Fine Art, he sold his horses and moved to Los Angeles where he spent decades doing graphic design and illustration. His work appeared on record covers, posters, in advertisements, and on hundreds of magazine pages. He did covers for Time Magazine, TV Guide, and illustrated stories in Sports Illustrated, Boys' Life, Pro, Readers' Digest and many others. He did posters for the Hollywood Bowl, The National Football League, The National Cutting Horse Association, The Rose Bowl, and the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He illustrated three children's books and published a coffee table book about cutting horses, Pride in the Dust, which he illustrated and photographed. He created five stamps for the United States Post Office. Along with doing illustration and graphic design, he taught school, part-time, three years at UCLA, where he met his wife Cha Cha, and eleven years at the Art Center School in Pasadena. He lives in a farm in Utah, with his wife and their animals, where he paints pictures of cowboys and related subjects and breeding and competing cutting horses. Source

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