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Raphael Lillywhite

Birth place or City of origin: Woodruff
State of origin: AZ
Last known City: Evanston
Last known State: WY
Start/Birth date: 1891
Death/End date: 1958

Lillywhite was born in Woodruff, Arizona to a Mormon family that operated a trading post along the Little Colorado River. One of 15 children, he was named Raphael for the famous artist. A graduate of the University of Utah, he also studied in Sonora, Mexico with Gonzales and Ed Tigera. He married in 1924 and settled near Walden, CO where he painted scenes of ranch life and the Old West, an interest that began with his early exposure to pack trains and Indians. He also painted birds and mammals, but is most well-known for his Western, Indian and frontier scenes.

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Born in Woodruff, Arizona, he was a painter of western scenes.

He was one of 15 children in a Mormon family that operated a trading post along the Little Colorado River and was named Raphael for the famous artist. He was educated in Mormon schools and graduated from the University of Utah. He also studied with Gonzales and Ed Tigera in Sonora, Mexico.

After marriage in 1924, he settled near Walden, Colorado, where he painted scenes of ranch life and the Old West, an interest that began with his early exposure to pack trains and Indians. From 1940 to 1942, he also painted thirteen habitat backgrounds of bird and mammal groups, and in 1943, he moved to Laramie, Wyoming.A third generation Californian, Dennis Doheny was born in 1956 and raised in the Los Angeles area. Growing up with an innate love of art, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting. Although he studied some art in school, Doheny is largely self-taught. After graduating from Pacific Palisades High School in 1974, he exhibited with Peterson Gallery of Beverly Hills under the direction of Jean Stern. From 1986 to 1996 Doheny supported his family with a steady career in commercial art, until his passion for painting prevailed.

 

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