The Land Report

2019 TX

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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BY HENRY CHAPPELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY WYMAN MEINZER N ear the end of his life, George Phippen (1915 – 1966) recognized a great mistake. One of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America, the renowned sculptor spent the latter part of his life sculpting and ranching in Skull Valley, Arizona. By the time he realized he should have focused solely on his art, it was too late. "Don't you make the same mistake," Phippen's widow told a 23-year-old aspiring sculptor named T.D. Kelsey. e year was 1969, and T.D. was about to have his first sculpture cast. He politely listened and promptly ignored Louise Phippen's advice. e sculptor has been ranching ever since. Don't tell T.D. KELSEY what he can or can't do. Somehow, some way, he does it all, he does it well, and he does it his way. TRAVELIN' MAN TRAVELIN' MAN 60 L ANDREP ORT.COM e LandReport | TEX AS 20 19

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