Anne Coe is a true daughter of the West. She is a fourth generation Arizonan, raised in the relentless heat and endless space of the Southwestern desert. Coe studied Art in Europe and Latin America before earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University in 1980. Coe's career has brought her recognition throughout the West and beyond. She has had the cover article in Southwest Art (June 2005) and has been featured in many other publications such as “Painters of Grand Teton National Park” by D.L. and J.L. Poulton, “Drawn to Yellowstone” by Peter Hasserick, “Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors” by James Haggerty, “Humor In Art” by Nicholas Roukes, and “Trouble in Paradise” by the Tucson Museum of Art.
Her work is included in numerous public and private collections: among them The Figge Art Museum, the Glasgow Center for Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of Western Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Eiteljorg Museum, Midwest Museum of American Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Museo de Bellas Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico. She has done several large public art projects. She illustrated “Here Is the Southwestern Desert” for Hyperion (Disney) Publishing, which has had multiple printings since 2007 with the latest printing in 2017 in Chinese.
Throughout her life Coe has combined her artistic endeavors with a keen involvement in conservation issues. Initiating the Superstition Area Land Trust in 1994, she has been a major force in regional and national preservation groups. She has served on the Boards of The Superstition Area Land Trust, The Trust for Public Lands and the State land Conservation Advisory Board. She has spent many years in Jackson Hole. Her home and studio is located in the desert east of Apache Junction at the base of the Superstition Mountains.
Date with Datura
"The Time Has Come the Walrus Said to Think of Many Things..."
Singing the Song of Their People