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22 Features

Adams, Leo (b. 1942)

A member of the Yakama Nation and one of Eastern Washington's most acclaimed artists, Leo Adams is a uniquely gifted painter and designer whose house overlooking the Yakima Valley has long been consid...

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Arreguin, Alfredo (b. 1935)

Internationally acclaimed for his densely patterned, symbolic paintings, Alfredo Arreguin was born in 1935 in Morelia, Michoacán. The distinctive painting style he later developed traces back t...

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Bush, Ella Shepard (1863-1948)

An esteemed portrait painter and nationally renowned miniaturist, Ella Shepard Bush (1863-1948) founded Seattle’s first art school and was a cornerstone of the city’s early arts community....

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Elliott, Richard C. (1945-2008)

Known for grand-scale public artworks at outdoor sites around the country, Ellensburg artist Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008) turned the common bicycle reflector into a sophisticated art medium. He desi...

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Focke, Anne (b. 1945)

Anne Focke has been an integral player in Seattle's cultural life since she graduated from the University of Washington in 1967, one of the first graduates in the university's art-history program. She...

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Godden, Jean (b. 1931)

A key player in Seattle public life for more than half a century, Jean Godden (b. 1931) made a name for herself as a writer, editor, and columnist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and ...

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Jones, Fay (b. 1936)

Most Northwesterners have encountered the work of artist Fay Jones at one time or other: Her paintings and prints can be found on the walls of local museums, restaurants, and hospitals; her images hav...

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Jones, Robert C. (1930-2018)

After moving to Seattle in 1960 to teach at the University of Washington School of Art, Robert C. Jones established himself as one of the Northwest's most prominent abstract painters. A superb coloris...

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Martin, James (1928-2020)

For much of the 1970s-1990s, James Martin was pigeonholed as an eccentric character who collected eggbeaters, lived in a funky hand-built house, and made cartoonish paintings. Yet at the beginning of ...

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Mason, Alden (1919-2013)

One of the Northwest's most prolific and delightful painters, Alden Mason was influential in the Seattle art scene since the late 1940s, as an instructor at the University of Washington, an inventive ...

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Peterson, Qwalsius Shaun (b. 1975)

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, of Puyallup and Tulalip tribal ancestry, is an important figure in the revival of Northwest Native art and cultural practices. Known for his work as a carver, painter, printma...

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Ruffner, Ginny (b. 1952)

When Ginny Ruffner moved to Seattle in the mid-1980s, she had already mastered the lampwork technique that would make her a celebrity among art-glass devotees. Her distinctive style of glass sculpture...

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Ryan, Milo (1907-1986)

A pioneer of Seattle public television and legendary figure in radio history, Milo Ryan was responsible for discovering and preserving a forgotten cache of some of the most important radio news broadc...

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Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera was formed in late 1963 with the merger of two briefly competing groups -- Seattle's Western Opera Company, founded in 1962 by Helen Jensen (1886-1974), and the Seattle Opera Association...

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4 Timeline Entries

Washington State Bar Association unveils portraits by Ella Shepard Bush honoring pioneering state supreme court justices on February 26, 1915.

On February 26, 1915, at a signal before a joint session of the legislature, flags drop to reveal portraits of three pioneering supreme court justices, which are formally presented to the state. Commi...

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D-Day Plus 15, first radio broadcast to use recordings from the KIRO-CBS Phonoarchive at the University of Washington, airs on KIRO on June 6, 1959.

On June 6, 1959, 15 years after Allied troops landed at Normandy on D-Day during World War II, Seattle radio station KIRO presents D-Day Plus 15, featuring recordings from the KIRO-CBS Phonoarchive (l...

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Heady aroma of fresh-roasted coffee beans wafts in the air as Starbucks opens for business and its founders pass out free sample cups of coffee to their first customers on March 30, 1971.

On the morning of March 30, 1971, Jerry Baldwin (b. 1942), Gordon Bowker (b. 1942), and Zev Siegl (b. 1942) flip on the lights and set a sandwich board outside their new coffee shop at 2000 Western Av...

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Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's site-specific composition "Above, Below, and In Between" at Benaroya Hall on May 1, 2015.

On May 1, 2015, Seattle Symphony debuts avant-garde Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin's (b. 1951) site-specific composition "Above, Below, and in Between" at Benaroya Hall. (The symphony's composer-in-re...

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