Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cover design, The Kansas Magazine
  • Coy Avon Seward
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • cover design, The Kansas Magazine, July 1909
  • ink, graphite, illustration board
  • KSU, Beach Museum of Art, John F. Helm Jr. Memorial Fund, 2000.236
  • Not on display
  • EL2010.016
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
“C.A. Seward: Artist and Draftsman,” Feb-2010, Kate Meyer
Seward was the art editor for The Kansas Magazine from 1909-1912 and was also the subject of a 1937 tribute article written by his colleague Birger Sandzén. The Kansas Magazine celebrated the state’s literature, arts, and culture. For this July issue, Seward created a whimsical cowboy figure that stands ready for adventure, danger, and even injury with a pistol in one hand and an armful of fireworks and first-aid equipment in the other.