Stephen Juharos (Hungary/Arizona, 1913-2010) oil on canvas landscape titled "After Shower in Grand Canyon" depicting the Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon and a mixture of dark clouds and sun overhead. Signed lower right and dated 1985. Casey Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ label, en verso. Faux burlwood frame. 35 1/2" x 36" sight, 45 1/2" x 46" framed. Provenance: the estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Commissioned from the artist in 1984 and completed in 1985. Biography: A native of Budapest, Hungary, Juharos received a Master of Arts diploma at the Royal Hungarian State University for Fine and Industrial Art. He was also awarded the Gold Medal and a one-year scholarship. At his first solo show in Budapest, the City of Budapest purchased one of his watercolors for the City Art Museum. The National Museum of Fine Art also purchased another of his watercolors. Juharos moved to the United States in 1949. He painted portrait commissions, including those of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty for Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of the United States; United States Senator Barry Goldwater, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. His portrait of Eisenhower is displayed in the Museum Hall of Presidents. His 35-foot by 50-foot ceiling mural for a Pittsburgh church is the largest ceiling mural in the United States. Other murals were commissioned for the Maplewood, New Jersey City Hall; main library of Northern Arizona University; Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and the Tempe, Arizona City Hall. Stephen Juharos also taught at the Academy for Arts in Newark, New Jersey; Rutherford, New Jersey; and in Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona. (source: Askart). CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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