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Ted DeGrazia Biography

Ettore (Ted) DeGrazia was born in 1909 to Italian immigrants in the small mining camp of Morenci in then Territorial Arizona. He spent his early years playing in and roaming about the barren hills surrounding his home. His playmates were Native American children from the nearby Apache Indian reservation. During these early pre-teen years, Ettore’s interest in art began to develop despite the harshness of the land and the rough and tumble existence in a primitive mining camp. His creativity absorbed the colors of his environment and his artistic abilities were kindled. His earliest works were simple carvings from clay that were hardened in his mother’s kitchen stove. Read the rest…..

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