A Salute to Cowboy Artists of America and a Patron, the Late Eddie Basha: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the American West (November 7, 2015 ‒ May 31, 2016)
Fifty years ago, four prominent Arizona artists who shared a fervent desire to authentically preserve and perpetuate the culture of Western life in fine art formed the Cowboy Artists of America. Since then, CAA artists have become recognized as the leaders in the field of Western representational art.
A Salute to Cowboy Artists of America and a Patron, the Late Eddie Basha: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the American West features one painting or bronze by each of the 77 artists who have ever been a member of the CAA organization.
In addition, the exhibition pays tribute to the late Eddie Basha. The prominent Arizona businessman was a passionate collector of Western art who took as much joy in getting to know the artists as in acquiring their artworks.
Basha’s collection has grown into one of the largest private collections of contemporary Western American and American Indian art in the world. The 50th anniversary exhibition includes artworks on loan from this collection, as well as loaned artworks from CAA artists and numerous private and public collections.
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Martin Grelle, American, b. 1954
A Time to Dance, 2001
On loan from The Eddie Basha Collection