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J.R. Willis: Postcard Artist and Old Town Arts Entrepreneur

Course number : 19981   ID : 88530    Class Section : FAA-PE
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Joseph Roy "J. R." Willis (1876-1960) had a remarkable and colorful New Mexico career as an entrepreneur of the arts.  Coming to Gallup in 1917, he operated a camera store and was involved in the beginnings of the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial. He published thousands of beautiful but stereotypical postcards about Native Americans and the Southwest, and was called "New Mexico's Aspen King" for his many landscape paintings.  In 1938, he built the home, studio and artists compound next to the Albuquerque Country Club which is known today as the Casas de Sueños Historic Inn.  

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Nueva Vista Retirement Community

Joe Sabatini 



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/19/2019 - 11/19/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, Nueva Vista Retirement Community   Map Joe Sabatini