Shan Wells

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Shan Wells
BornShan Wells
(1967-05-31) May 31, 1967 (age 51)
Colorado, United States
EducationArt Center College of Design, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
OccupationPolitical cartoonist, Sculptor, blogger
Years active1992 – present
Notable credit(s)The Huffington Post, Artizans
TitleMaster of Fine Arts

Shan Wells is a North American sculptor and political illustrator. He attended Art Center College of Design in California and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where he studied under Andrew Drummond and completed a Master of Fine Arts in 1998.

Wells illustrates a weekly political cartoon for the Durango Telegraph,[1] an independent weekly newspaper in Durango, Colorado. His illustrations and editorial cartoons are sydicated worldwide with Artizans, and he is a blogger for the Huffington Post.

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Important works[edit]

Image Dates Title Location
Calendar, by shan wells.jpg 2001–2002 calendar Berg Park, Farmington, New Mexico[5]
Moments project, by shan wells.jpg 2004–2005 moments project Durango, Colorado[6]

Political cartoons[edit]

Political cartoon 2 by shan wells.jpg

2015 cartoon referring to the prevalence of religious-sponsored terrorism


  1. ^ The Durango Telegraph - The independent weekly line on Durango and Beyond
  2. ^ Colorado Council on the Arts Archived 2006-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Colorado Council on the Arts Archived 2006-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Magazine News - News 8/19/99
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-03-05.

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