George M. Avey (c. 1910 - 1995) was an artist based in Phoenix, Arizona, who served as the art director for Arizona Highways magazine. Born in Arkansas, little is known about his early life. He appears in city directories in Phoenix as early as 1923 as a student and by the early 1930s appears to have been teaching (presumably art) at a high school in Phoenix. In 1938, he was hired by Arizona Highways, hitherto a technical publication primarily for engineers, as art director and Avey set about radically changing the magazine's aesthetic. In addition to his own works, he contracted with other artists and photographers (including Ansel Adams) to give the magazine striking visuals. Avey himself produced several editions of a pictorial map of Arizona that appeared in the magazine.