By: Frank Solano, Bookmans Outside Buy Coordinator.

Bookmans has acquired a significant collection of paintings by lauded Arizona artist Sid Cedargreen. Sid Cedargreen was a mid-century painter who’s art beautifully depicted the desert southwest. In 1958, Mr. Cedargreen was part of an art collective that transformed Tubac into an art colony. While in Tubac, he founded the Tubac Center for the Arts and the Santa Cruz Art Association. During this time, he was the winner of the distinguished Master Mead award for depicting the Southwest. His paintings are beautiful landscapes featuring areas in Arizona and all around the American Southwest.  He continued to live in Arizona and paint its beauty for several years. In 2011, Sid Cedargreen passed away at the age of 89.

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Off Kielty Trail

After he passed away, Mr. Cedargreen’s family found a plethora of paintings that Cedargeen had been storing in his house. It was shortly after this that Bookmans was offered the chance to acquire his remaining paintings. We received almost 350 Sid Cedargreen original paintings that will be up for sale at ALL Bookmans locations throughout Arizona. In an attempt to deliver this important art to the community of Arizona, we have kept the prices as low as possible with tickets ranging from $40 to $100 a painting. Each store will receive different original prints regularly, until they are all gone. Stop by your nearest location to check out an important part of Arizona’s artistic history.

*** Editors note: The titles of these paintings may not be correct. Let us know if you are familiar with the work and can help us solve this mystery.

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