The collection consists of seven numbered art prints, hand signed by Arizona artist, Erni Cabat, with accompanying certificates of authenticity. The prints were created from original gouache paintings of scenes from casino life, and distributed by Nevada Magazine to mark the 50th anniversary of gambling in Nevada in 1981.
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Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists of seven numbered art prints hand signed by Arizona artist, Erni Cabat, with accompanying certificates of authenticity. The prints were created from original gouache paintings of scenes from casino life, and distributed by Nevada Magazine to mark the 50th anniversary of legalized gambling in Nevada in 1981.
Collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials remain in original order.
Biographical / Historical Note
Erni Cabat (1914-1994) was an artist and writer, known in Nevada primarily for his gouache paintings of casino interiors and patrons. He was educated at the New York Arts Students League, the Mechanics League, and the Cooper Union in the late 1920s. In the 1930s, he worked in advertising and for Time-Life magazine as an illustrator, and during World War II was contracted to the Army Air Corp, rendering Japanese bomb targets for US pilots. Moving to Arizona after the war, he continued working in advertising and marketing until turning full-time to painting in the mid-1960s. With his wife, the ceramic artist Rose Cabat, he founded Cabat Studios in Tucson, Arizona and continued to produce both art works and a series of illustrated children's books until his death in 1994.
Lowe, Charlotte. "Artist `Erni’ Cabat dies in his sleep," last modified November 11, 1994. http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/1994/11/11/141896-artist-erni-cabat-dies-in-his-sleep/
Erni Cabat Art Prints, 1981. MS-00862. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Accession number 2017-136.
In 2017, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Melise Leech processed the collection.