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Original drawings of Hazel McFeely Fontana 1961-1962

AZ 219

Collection Summary

Creator: Fontana, Hazel McFeely, 1931-
Collection Name:Original drawings of Hazel McFeely Fontana,
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1962
Physical Description:.1 linear ft.
Abstract:60 original pen and ink drawings for Edward H. Spicer's Cycles of Conquest, published by the University of Arizona Press, 1962.
Collection Number:AZ 219
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Hazel McFeely Fontana was an Arizona artist who was born in 1931 in Yuba City, California. Her father was an orchard farmer and at an early age she learned to do budding and grafting on the fruit and nut trees. Hazel was valedictorian of her high class and graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with majors in art and literature. In 1954 she married her high school sweetheart Bernard “Bunny” Fontana. She was talented in multiple media artist; making detailed pencil drawings of missions, re-creating lush landscapes out of vibrant opaque watercolors, infusing ink-and-paper sketches with Asian influences, silk-screening greeting cards and combining the styles of African tribal artists with the disjointed geometrics of Picasso when she painted self-portraits. Hazel Fontana died in 2009.

Scope and Content Note

60 original pen and ink drawings for Edward H. Spicer's Cycles of Conquest, published by the University of Arizona Press, 1962. Includes some drawings not used in the published work. Chiefly Southwest and Native American subjects including pottery, homes, people, and scenery.


This collection is organized into one series
Drawings 1961-1962



There are no restrictions on the collection


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Related Material

Bernard Fontana Papers, MS 434

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Fontana, Hazel McFeely, 1931-
Spicer, Edward Holland, 1906- -- 1906--Cycles of conquest.

Geographic Name(s)
Southwest, New--History--Pictorial works.

Indians of North America--Arizona--Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Original drawings of Hazel McFeely Fontana,(AZ 219). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.