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"Ladies and Gentlemen" by Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt

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"Ladies And Gentlemen" By Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt
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About The Artist:
Courtesy: Altermann Galleries

Delineator In Pencil Of Southwestern Cowboy Life, Robert &Quot; Shoofly & Quot; Shufelt Was Born In Champaign, Illinois In 1935 And Has Been Living In Wickenburg, Arizona Since 1976. & Quot; When You're An Artist,& Quot; He Says, & Quote; You Have Plenty Of Time To Think.& Nbsp; I Have A Lot Of Statements To Make About Today's Cowboy.& Nbsp; One Project I'm Enthused About Is Portraying The Ranch Wife.& Nbsp; I Don't Think Many People Know Much About That Way Of Life. They're Incredible Ladies And Most Of Them Can Do Just About Everything.& Quot;

& Quot; Shoofly & Quot; Grew Up In Chicago, Spent Two Years In The Army, And Went To The University Of Illinois On A Football Scholarship.&Nbsp; As A Fine Arts Student, He Drew Indian Scenes Despite His Avant Garde Professors.&Nbsp; He Also Played Semi-Pro Football, Raced Sports Cars, And Worked As A Free-Lance Illustrator In Chicago For Twenty Years. &Quot; I Wanted To Do Easel Painting, Though,&Quot; He Declares, &Quot; So That Became Something I Started Building For.&Nbsp; I Know I Could Draw And Those Twenty Years As An Illustrator Were Good Training.&Nbsp; Finally It Was Time To Make The Break And We Just Did It.

In His Pencil Drawing, &Quot; Shoofly & Quot; Expresses His Admiration For The Working Cowboy: &Quot; The Guys Are A Breed Unto Themselves.&Nbsp; They're Fiercely Independent And Really Don't Make Any Money To Speak Of.&Nbsp; They Do It Because They Love It. You Have To. They Really Go In Style.&Nbsp; It's Their Story I'm Telling And They Have Given Me The Opportunity To Lie It With Them.&Nbsp; I've Got To Record That Life.&Nbsp; So Much Of The Good Ranch Land Is Being Eaten Up By Development. As A Result It Has To Change.

&Quot;Shoofly&Quot; Has Been Featured In &Nbsp; Southwest Art, October 1979, And In &Nbsp; Artists Of The Rockies, Winter 1981.


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Overall: 20" X 25"
Visible: 13.5" X 19"