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Posted by: A friend   Jun 05, 2019

I met George when he had his gallery in Nothing, Arizona. I still have a couple pieces of his art, my ex-wife has some as well. Visited with him a number of times. A fascinating guy and a wonderful folk artist. Sail on, George!

Posted by: Gallivan Burwell - New Orleans, LA - acquaintance   Jul 12, 2018

I am truly touched by the comments here,and I agree with my sister,you were moms true love,we all chose a path in life,and ours will cross again,i miss the times we spent,and the times we lost,but,you are my father,and I will love you forever

Posted by: keith brucha - pittsburgh, PA - son   Dec 09, 2015

George and I appreciated each other's art, his paintings, my photography. I met him in Nothing, AZ, and tried to visit as I came through. I had not seen him in about five years and hiked out with my dog, Teddy Bear, to his cabin in February 2010. As we talked he said "I'm dying, Ed." I responded "we all are, George." He then explained that he would be a lot sooner. We talked for more than four hours as

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Posted by: Ed Rountree - Tucson, AZ - Friend   Mar 16, 2014

I almost frogot to include the story of how George got way out in that old abandoned shed that he turned into parridise...My folks Sherilee & Robb lived at the campground where George was the handy-man after Janette moved and we built our house he had no one and nothing to occupy his time. My father helped his take what little belongings he had & moved him outside the town of Wikiup,AZ. That was around 1983 or 84..he loved it

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Posted by: Kimberly Richter - Life-long friend   Feb 08, 2011

I met George when I was 3 dont remember much from back then but I always untill the day he passed keep in contact with him. He always shared his art with those closest to him! I have a very large collection of hand picked(by george) pieces that ment a great deal to him, for me from his vast collection of amazing artwork. He always sent a letter to explain the art to me. What can I even say about

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Posted by: Kimberly Richter - Elko, NV - Life-long friend   Feb 08, 2011

I didn't meet George. But my mother, since deceased, and my sister di meet him some years ago. They brought home several canvases from him andsome photographs of others and of George himself.

In fact my Mom gave me those canvases and pictures and I've tried to find out about the artist several times online. All of his work is only signed with the name"Brucha and a year" so even finding out about his first name was a terrific Tonight

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Posted by: Wanda Hughes - Cresccent City, CA - a fan   Oct 09, 2010

The Color Of Paradise

A Tribute Poem To The Life Of George Brucha

A modest blossom adorns his lonesome desert floor,
The painters last spring in this breathtaking place.
Poppy colored webbing decorate the canyon walls,
As brush and twine sing a peaceful lullaby.

Who was this sage that brought scripture and canvas together..
Always to paint the lovers embrace in profile?
On the hill, saddened canines weep the mortality of such a rose.
...and what if tomorow paradise beckons? He is ready.

A hidden key and lost lock beg

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Posted by: Lyn Moss - Kingman, AZ - Friend   Sep 07, 2010

"Red" (George) and I both arrived in Phoenix in 1968 and were staying at the same hotel. He was extremely depressed about the recent loss of his family. His ex-wife had remarried, and, according to Red, the new husband had threatened him that if he didn't get out of town he would kill him. Red showed me photographs of his family and named all the kids. His voice and facial expression revealed love for his family and suffering. He barely

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Posted by: Lois M. Watson - Green Valley, AZ - Friend   Jul 03, 2010

I met George during his battle with cancer. He was a quiet man who found a place in my heart. I was gifted 2 peices of art from him . I still look at them fondly today. I had tried to see him at one point in Nothing AZ but he got a message to me via a freind that spring rains had washed out the roads, it was the last message I received from him. I kept track of

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Posted by: Pamela Glorie - friend   Jun 27, 2010