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Ed Mell (b. 1942)  Artworks >>

Ed Mell was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1942, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1967. In 1968 Ed went to New York to work as an art director for a prominent advertising agency. The followeing year he opened up his own illustration studio in Manhattan serving some of the area's top editorial and advertising clients. Being invited to teach a summer arts class on the Hopi Indian reservation, however, changed his life forever. The contrast between New York and the broad expanse of the open mesas had a strong influence on his direction and desire to return to his native state. Returning to Arizona in 1973, Ed began to develop his approach to painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting the west. Working in oils, he has produced paintings of the deserts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, California, Nevada and Mexico. Other subject matter includes figurative and florals. His works are included in many private and corporate collections including the Forbes Collection,Tri-Star Pictures, City of Scottsdale, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Diane Keaton, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Bruce Babbitt. Reference:

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