Santa Fe Railroad

Vintage Original Santa Fe Railroad Navajo Land Poster

Regular price $950.00

Gorgeous colors in this 1940s Santa Fe Railroad Navajo Land Poster. 17 7/8 x 24, from a private collection in storage since 1958. Art by Willard Frederick Elms.

A former art teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago who received his art education there, Willard Elms owned his own studio in Chicago with his main client being the Sears Roebuck catalog. He also was an announcer for WGN radio. He came to Arizona with a well established reputation as a poster and fashion artist.

He settled in Tucson in 1949 and painted numerous landscapes, scenes of San Xavier del Bac Mission at sunset, and Indian genre. He did commission work for the Santa Fe railroad such as a little Indian boy looking for the Santa Fe Chief and others.


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