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McCracken, Philip (b. 1928): Koan and Cosmos

Artist Philip McCracken, known mostly for his bird and animal sculptures, was reared in Anacortes and began studying pre-law at the University of Washington. After his stint as an army reservist durin...

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Meitzler, Neil (1930-2009): Painter of Waterfalls

The Northwest painter Neil Meitzler is best known for paintings in which broad sweeps of aqueous color are overlaid with flung, spattered, and blotted paint to create lively surfaces in representation...

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Muralist Art and Activism in Washington's Latino Community

In the Pacific Northwest, the arts have been instrumental in expressing the history, culture, and issues pertinent to communities of color, and this is especially true of the Chicano/Latino community...

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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Seattle's Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) first opened the doors of its building in the Montlake neighborhood to the public on February 15, 1952. The museum's early exhibits displayed artifacts, ...

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Namkung, Johsel (1919-2013): Photographer of Landscape as Music

Seattle-based photographer Johsel Namkung was born in Korea and schooled as a musician. His photographs, sharp-focused studies of nature, convey more than visual information. They carry a mood that ...

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Northwest African American Museum

The Northwest African American Museum, located in the old Colman School, at 2300 Massachusetts Street in Seattle, opened on March 8, 2008, with an estimated 3,000 visitors. The surrounding neighborho...

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Peterson, Qwalsius Shaun (b. 1975)

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, of Puyallup and Tulalip tribal ancestry, is an important figure in the revival of Northwest Native art and cultural practices. Known for his work as a carver, painter, printma...

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Phyllis Lamphere Oral History, Part 5: MOHAI, Lake Union, and Horizon House

Phyllis Lamphere (b. 1922), a native Seattleite, has been deeply involved in the city's civic life for more than 50 years. She served on the city council from 1967 to 1978, where she was instrumental ...

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Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest, a nonprofit pottery studio and education center, is located in lower Queen Anne in Seattle (226 1st Avenue N). It developed out of the Seattle Clay Club (1948-mid-1960s) after membe...

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Prestini, Leno (1906-1963)

Leno Prestini was an Italian American artist who worked as a modeler for the Washington Brick and Lime Company's terra cotta operation in Clayton (Stevens County). Prestini also fired tiles and sculpt...

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Priggee, Milt (b. 1953)

Milt Priggee is an editorial cartoonist based in the state of Washington. His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, a...

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Randlett, Mary (b. 1924): Landscape as Poetry

Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has created five distinct bodies of work: architecture, nature, Northwest artists, Northwest writers, and public art. Her resume lists images of more than 500 writ...

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