A Way of Life

Glendale Public Library (8)
5959 W. Brown Street
(59th Avenue and Brown Street)

A Way of Life

A Way of Life

Howard Post
Oil on canvas
Completed: 1987

“The history of Arizona is citrus, cotton and cattle. It is my intention to evoke the agricultural and ranch background of Glendale by conveying a feeling for that heritage in a modern day context.” – Howard Post.

A third generation Arizonan, Howard Post grew up on a ranch near Tucson, AZ. He was a champion rodeo rider at the age of 17 and continued to participate in the rodeo circuit for many years. He attended the University of Arizona where he earned his BFA and MFA. After teaching at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, he became a full time painter in the late 1970's. His work has long been recognized for its unique interpretation of the West.