Wes Jernigan

I have been creating art in one form or another since grade school. I studied Architecture for two years at Arizona State and later switched to Anthropology.

You might say I am self taught but I was always alert for ideas about making good art. I have read and taught Art History for most of my life, concentrating in later years on Native American art forms.

Medium : Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen

Style: Southwest

Read this Artists' Solo Blog article

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 High School Catalina Tucson 1958. Two years in architecture program Arizona State U.  Bachelors, Masters and Phd. in Anthropology, University of Arizona. Illustrated scholarly works in that department. One year Visiting Prof. University of Kentucky. Visiting Scholar two years at the School of American Research in Santa Fe. Taught Native American, African, Oceanic and Renaissance to Modern art one year as visiting Prof. Art Dept. University of Arizona. Assistant Prof. Anthropology Dept 1977. Taught Introductory Anthropology, historic and prehistoric Southwest Indian art.  Director of the Museum of Anthropology at Eastern Arizona College and Head of the Anthropology Dept until 2002. After retirement, art work was shown in several galleries in Tucson and Tubac, Main and Northwest Libraries, art fairs and extensively at the Tucson Medical Center and Kino psychiatric hospital. 


ASU architecture studies 58-60  

BA, MA, Phd in Anthropology, University of Arizona 68-73

 Resident Scholar School of American Research, Santa Fe 76-78

Phd. 1973 Art history of Palau Islands


TMC Healing Arts Collection, Tucson, AZ


Clifton, Tucson, Tubac. One man shows several libraries in Tucson, a number of art fairs in Tucson, Prescott and Grand Traverse Mich. 

38 works on permanent display in Tucson Medical Center.


Location: Tucson, AZ