After lunch, we drove north on N Swan Road to DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in a small enclave developed by the artist Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia (1909-1982). He designed and constructed all the buildings (1950-1965), including a gallery (1965) to house his own works. Construction was with the help of Yaqui and O'odham natives.
|Karen at Degrazia Gallery|
|DeGrazia Gallery entrance|
|Ginger at DeGrazia Gallery doors|
|DeGrazia Gallery doors|
|Pickaxe-legged table (KAH)|
DeGrazia's reputation was made when his 1957 oil painting “Los Niños” was chosen for a 1960 UNICEF holiday card. His legendary status increased when in 1976, he burned 100 of his paintings to protest inheritance taxes on works of art.
|Gallery floor and relief art|
|Untitled Nuns flying kites|
|Fiesta at San Xavier|
|Spaniards Going to the Sea|
|Rock with azurite (blue) and malachite (green)|
|Mission in the Sun Chapel|
|Chapel door made with saguaro ribs|
|Blue glass windows in the chapel|
|The grave of Ettore DeGrazia|
|The grave of his wife, Marion DeGrazia|
The area was declared a National Historic District in 2006.
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