Prolific southwestern artist Ettore “Ted” De Grazia (1909–1982) was a Tucson favorite son, and his home, a sprawling, funky adobe building on 10 acres of land in the foothills, is a city landmark. De Grazia is said to be the most reproduced artist in the world, since so many of his images of big-eyed children were used as greeting cards during the 1950s and 1960s. Today De Grazia’s images seem trite and maudlin, but in his day he was a very successful artist. This gallery is packed with original paintings, even though, near the end of his life, De Grazia burned several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of his paintings in a protest of IRS inheritance taxes. The gift shop has lots of reproductions and other objects with De Grazia images—you might even find an original De Grazia for sale.
De Grazia Gallery in the Sun
6300 N. Swan Rd, USA
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am-4pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Phone 800/545-2185, 520/299-9191 Prices Free admission Web site De Grazia Gallery in the Sun
Map6300 N. Swan Rd USA Tucson
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