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Raised in the Southwest, Sarah Watts calls the Four Corners states home and lives in Sedona, AZ. Art has been a lifelong journey and, for the last 15 years, she has painted full time. She has exhibited in galleries and private and corporate collections and received awards in local, state, and national exhibitions. Influenced by the early California impressionists such as Edgar Payne and William Wendt as well as artists of the desert like Maynard Dixon and Ernest Blumenschein, Watts has studied with numerous contemporary artists including Scott Christensen, Ray Roberts, Susan Lyon, Scott Burdick and Camille Przewodek.

Watts is Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, where she was a member of the Department of History from 1987 to 2010. In 2008, Professor Watts received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for “Lyonel Feininger’s Political Satires.” She authored two books, Rough Rider in the White House: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Desire, University of Chicago Press, 2003, paperback edition, 2006, and Order against Chaos: Business Culture and Labor Ideology, 1880-1914, Greenwood Press, 1991. Book chapters include “Built Languages of Class: Skyscrapers and Labor Protests in Victorian Public Space,” The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories, Roberta Moudry, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005.