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Photo courtesy of the Phippen Museum
George Phippen works in his studio in this 1950s photo.

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Born in 1915, George Phippen was raised on farms in Iowa and Kansas and had no formal art education. As a youngster he modeled clay figures of animals, eventually working his way up to lifelike images of the ranch hands and cowboys who came through on the Chisholm Trail cattle drives.

By By EDD KELLERMAN January 28, 2012
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