DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun   2 comments

DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun — Images by kenne

There are a lot of reasons why I love living in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Among them is the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. Located about ten minutes from our home, the gallery is actually six galleries in thirteen rooms, each having a different collection of Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia’s work. Located on ten acres near the corner of Swan and Skyline roads, DeGrazia began work on the location with the building of the Mission in the Sun and is home in 1951. The gallery was completed in 1965. The Gallery houses some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals, which are put on display by having rotating exhibitions.

I truly love his work! I would love to have been around when, as he once told a reporter, there were many years he couldn’t trade a painting for a bottle of whiskey. I’m sure I would have connected to his impressionist work just as I do now.  And, like most art, it all about presentation.  By designing and building his own gallery, DeGrazia not only displayed the skill of a presentation master, but his ability to tell a story. I will be spending many more hours at the DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun.

With this posting, I share a few images taken during a recent visit.  A compete set of 37 photos is on Flickr.


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2 responses to “DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun

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  1. A stunning gallery with highly-moving art. Yep, I am adding this spot to my bucket list. I enjoyed the tour and your wonderful photos, Kenne. Hope to see you guys in the not-to-distant future.


  2. When I was there last the gallery was struggling to keep open. (late 80’s) There were beautiful pieces and the buildings are awesome. Thanks for sharing .


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