Texas Best Painters and Artists

TEXAS-BEST PAINTER

Robert Rauschenberg

  • Born: 1925  Port Arthur, Texas   
  • Subject:  pop art, abstract, “combines”
  • Worked:  Texas, New York, Florida
  • Education:  University of Texas, Kansas City Art Institute, BlackMountain College
  • Highest price at auction: $7,260,000.
  • Masterpiece: “Retrospective 1” “Cadillac Ranch”

 

Listed in alphabetical order.

Estellyn Achning

  • Born: 1926, Atlanta, Texas
  • Subject:
  • Worked: San Antonio, Wichita Falls
  • Education: Attended Kid-Key College, Sherman, Texas and University of New Mexico

 Floyd T. Albright

  • Born: Cleburn, Texas
  • Subjects:  Landscapes and scenes with adobes, missions, mountains and trees.
  • Worked:  New Mexico and West Texas

Eddie Arnin

  • Born:  1899, Kenney, Texas
  • Worked: Committed to a mental institution, Austin State Hospital

Belle Austin

  • Born: 1880, Smith County Texas
  • Education: Attended the Art Students League in New York

John Willard Banksuin

  • Born: 1912, Seguin, Texas  …………….died 1988
  • Subjects:  Produced several hundred black folk art drawings
  • Worked:  San Antonio
  • Education:  self educated

Reveau Bassett

  • Born:  1897, Dallas, Texas ……………    died 1981
  • Worked:  Texas  New Mexico
  • Subject  Wildlife, landscape
  • Education  Art Students League in New York, NationalAcademy of Design.

Bertha Bennett: 

  • Born:  Eastland, Texas
  • Worked:  Abilene, San Antonio
  • Subject:  Ranch life, landscapes, bluebonnets.
  • Education:  San Antonio School of Art and San Antonio Art Institute

 Evelyne Byers Bessell

  • Born: 1901, Houston, Texas  …….…..died 1990
  • Worked:  Houston, Texas
  • Subjects:  Portrait, still life
  • Education:  Rice Institute Houston, Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia,  Art Institute of Chicago

Murray Percival Bewley

  • Born:  1884, Fort Worth, Texas…….   died 1964
  • Wotked:  Texas, New York and France
  • Subject:  Portraits, nudes, still lifes and flower compositions.
  • Education:  Denver Art School, Chicago Art Institute, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Kathleen Blackshear

  • Born 1897, Navasota, Texas………..   died 1968
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subjects:  Used blacks as her primary subject matter.
  • Education:  Baylor University, Art Students League in New YorkCity, Art Institute of Chicago

Bill Bomar: 

  • Born:  1919, Fort Worth, Texas  …..   died 1991
  • Worked:  New York
  • Education: 

George Boutwell

  • Born:  Clifton, Texas 
  • Worked:
  • Subject: 
  • Education: 

Charles Bowling

  • Born:  1891, Quitman, Texas ……….. died 1985
  • Worked in:  Texas
  • Subject:  still-life, landscape and urban scenes

Jack Boynton

  • Born:  1928, Fort Worth, Texas  
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  modernist
  • Education:  TCU

Cynthia Brants

  • Born:  1921
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  Landscape
  • Education: 

 Adele Brunet

  • Born:  1871, Austin, Texas………..   died 1963
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  muralist, painter, illustrator
  • Education:  University of Texas

 Williamson Gerald (Jerry) Bywaters

  • Born:  1906, Paris, Texas  ………… died 1989
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, still-life and portrait paintings
  • Education:  Southern ethodist University, New York Art Students League

Maurine Cantey

  • Born:  1901, Fort Worth, Texas ….. died  1982
  • Worked:  Texas, California
  • Subject:  Portrait, still life
  • Education:  Dallas Art Institute

Harry Peyton Carnohan

  • Born:  1904 Milford, Texas  ………. died 1969
  • Worked:  Europe, Texas
  • Subject:  Landscapes, figures, portraits and abstract
  • Education:  Art Institute of Chicago

 Mary V. Chabot

  • Born:  1842 Gonzales, Texas           died 1929
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  portrait, landscape
  • Education:  Ursuline Convent

Alice Chilton

  • Born:  San Antonio, Texas
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject  floral landscape
  • Education: 

Mary Darter Coleman

  • Born:  1894 Fort Worth, Texas  ……..died 1956
  • Education:  TCU, Art Students League
  • Worked:  Texas, California
  • Subject: 

Wheeler Cooney

  • Born: 
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:
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R. Leo Cotton

  • Born:  1880 San Antonio, Texas        died 1946
  • Worked:  Texas, California
  • Subject:  western landscape
  • Education:  Holmes School of Illustration in St. Louis, Missouri

Jesse Davis

  • Born:  1887 Georgetown, Texas    ……died 1969
  • Worked:  Dallas, Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, portrait, mural
  • Education: 

Velma Davis

  • Born:  1901 Waco, Texas   ………….died 1988
  • Worked:  Dallas, Texas and Colorado
  • Subject:  Jewelry design
  • Education:  Southern Methodist University

 Lois C. Denton

  • Born:  1887 Clay County, Texas……   died 1980
  • Worked:  El Paso, Texas, California
  • Subject:  landscape, still life, figure
  • Education: 

Otis Marion Dozier

  • Born:  1904  Forney, Texas………   died 1987
  • Worked:  Dallas, Texas, Colorado
  • Subject:  wildlife, nature 
  • Education:  Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Jesse Jo Eckford

  • Born:  1895 Dallas, Texas  …………died  1941
  • Worked:  Dallas, Texas, New Mexico
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Education: 

Emily Edwards

  • Born:  1888 San Antonio, Texas   died 1980
  • Worked:  San Antonio, Texas, Mexico
  • Subject:  children, murals
  • Education:  San Antonio Female Institute, Art Institute of Chicago

Frank Mudge Edwards

  • Born:  1855 ……………………………….. died 1956
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  cowboy life, murals

John Enser

  • Born 1898 Ennis, Texas   ……………..died 1962
  • Worked:  Texas, Mexico, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
  • Subject:  landscape, still life
  • Education: 

John Filippone

  • Born:  1894 Brackettville, Texas …..  died 1956
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Education: 

Grace Foster

  • Born:  1879 Wolfe City, Texas   ………died 1931
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, animals
  • Education: 

Jim Franklin

  • Born:  1943 Galeston, Texas
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject: armadillo (hipster trademark of Texas)
  • Education: SanFrancisco Art Institute

Frank Freed

  • Born:  1906  San Antonio, Texas ………died 1975
  • Worked:  Houston, Texas
  • Subject:  canvases representing the frustration and perplexity of his time.
  • Education:  Rice University, Harvard University

Lloyd Goff

  • Born:  1908 Dallas, Texas   …………..died 1982
  • Worked:  Texas, New Mexico, New York
  • Subject:  sea-landscape, abstract, mural
  • Education:  Art Students League

Louise Goldstein

  • Born:  1899  Corsicanna, Texas  ……died 1982
  • Worked: 
  • Subject:  floral, landscape
  • Education: 

Boyer Gonzales

  • Born:  1864  Houston, Texas   …………died 1934
  • Worked:  Galveston, Texas, New York Mexico, Maine
  • Subject:  coastal scenes, landscapes, abstract
  • Education:  Williston Academy Massachusetts

Boyer Gonzales, Jr.

  • Born:  1909  Galveston, Texas  ………..died 1987
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  abstract
  • Education:  University of Virginia

Xavier Gonzalez

  • Born: 
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Harriet Phillips Grandstaff

  • Born:  1894  Longview, Texas   ………..died 1975
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, portrait
  • Education:  Columbia University

Louis Edward Grenet

  • Born:  1856 San Antonio, Texas   ……..died 1922
  • Worked:  Texas, France
  • Subject:  portrait
  • Education: 

Ida Weisselberg Hadra

  • Born:  1861  Castroville, Texas  ………..died 1885
  • Worked:  San Antonio, Texas
  • Subject:  portrait, landscape
  • Education:  Texas Female Institute

Minnie Hollis Haltom

  • Born:  1887 Anson, Texas   ……………..died  1976
  • Worked: 
  • Subject  still life, landscape, genre
  • Education:

Bertha Hellman

  • Born:  1900 Lagrange, Texas   …………died 1976
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  mural, genre
  • Education: 

Polly Hoffman

  • Born:  1890  Bryan, Texas   ………….died 1949
  • Worked:   Texas
  • Subject:  floral, still life
  • Education: 

Carl Hoppe

  • Born:  San Antonio, Texas 
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject: 
  • Education: 

Everett Jackson

  • Born:  1900  Mexia, Texas   ……………died  1995
  • Worked:  Texas, California, Mexico
  • Subject:  landscape, figure, childrens illistrations
  • Education: Texas A&M University, Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois and also at San Diego State College

Elizabeth Keefer Boatright

  • Born:  1899  Houston, Texas   ………….died  1989
  • Worked:  Texas, New Mexico
  • Subject:  western themes, Indians.  Outstanding works includes The Sand Painter, Storm Cloud on Wind, Black Eagle Dance, and Singing in the Moonlight.
  • Education:  Southern Seminary in Virginia, Art Institute in Chicago, Art Students League

Clinton King

  • Born:  1901  Fort Worth, Texas   ……died 1979:
  • Worked:  Texas, New Mexico
  • Subject:  portrait, still life
  • Education: 

Frank Klepper

  • Born:  1890 Plano, Texas      …………died 1952
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, portrait, still life, animal
  • Education: 

 E. Langham

  • Born:  1894  Shepherd, Texas   ………..died 1983
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Education: 

Walton Leader

  • Born:  1877  marshal, Texas      ……….died 1966
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Subject:  landscape, flowers
  • Education:

Virginia Leberman

  • Born:  1886  Austin, Texas   ………………died 1968
  • Subject:  landscape, floral
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Art Institute of Chicago

William Lester

  • Born:  1910 Graham, Texas             ….died 1991
  • Subject:  abstract natural scenes, buildings, and people.
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Dallas Art Institute

Viveano Lopez

  • Born:  1906 San Antonio, Texas     ……died 1983
  • Subject:  floral landscape
  • Worked:  San Antonio, Texas
  • Education: 

James McCan

  • Born:  1869 Victoria, Texas
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:

Eloise Polk McGill

  • Born:  1868 Independence, Texas   …..died 1939
  • Subject  floral landscape, portrait
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Cape Cod School of Art

Marianna McKamy

  • Born:  1929
  • Subject:
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  • Education: 

Ralph McLellan

  • Born:  1884 San Marcos, Texas   …..died 1977
  • Subject:  landscape, portrait
  • Worked:  Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
  • Education: 

Ben Carlton Mead

  • Born:  1902 Bay City, Texas    ……..died 1986
  • Subject:  southwestern
  • Worked:  Texas, Southwest
  • Education:  Art Institute of Chicago

Alice Meredith

  • Born:  1905 Dallas, Texas
  • Subject:  portrait
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Ella K. Mewhinney

  • Born: 891 Nelsonville, Texas    …………..died 1962
  • Subject:  landscape, still life, floral
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

James Owne Mahoney

  • Born: 
  • Subject:
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 Royston Nave

  • Born:  1886 La Grange, Texas
  • Subject:  landscapes, seascapes, Texaswildflowers, still lifes, and portraits
  • Worked:  Texas, New York
  • Education: 

Alice Naylor

  • Born:  1892 San Antonio, Texas  ……..died 1974
  • Subject:  abstract southwest
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  University of New Mexico, San Antonio Art Institute

Gilbert Neumann

  • Born:  1906 San Antonio, Texas   ……..died 1970
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Julian Onderdonk

  • Born:  1882 San Antonio, Texas     …….died 1922
  • Subject:  floral landscape, seascape, “the Bluebonnet Painter”
  • Worked:   Texas, New York
  • Education: 

Robert Onderdonk

  • Born: 
  • Subject:  longhorn cattle
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Jessie Palmer

  • Born:  1882 Lawrence, Texas   ……….died 1956
  • Subject  portrait, landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:

Robert Preusser

  • Born:  1919 Houston, Texas    ………..died 1992
  • Subject:  abstract
  • Worked:  Texas Massachusetts

Edward Dickson Reeder

  • Born:  1912    Fort Worth, Texas      …..died 1970
  • Subject:  portrait, figure
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Art Students’ League in New York

Lonnie Reese

  • Born:  1910  San Antonio, Texas    ……died 1990
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Hallie Rippeteau

  • Born:  1866  Independance, Texas   …..died 1951
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Emily Rutland

  • Born:  1890  Taylor, Texas      …………..died 1983 
  • Subject:  farm animals, landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Porfirio Salinas

  • Born:  1910  Bastrop, Texas    ………….died 1973
  • Subject:  landscape, bluebonnets
  • Worked:  Central texas
  • Education:

Edward Muegge (Buck) Schiwetz

  • Born:  1898 Cuero, Texas        …………….died 1984
  • Subject:  Texas subjects
  • Worked:  Texas, Italy
  • Education:  Texas A&M University

Emily G. Smith

  • Born:  1909  Fort Worth, Texas    …………..died 1986
  • Subject:landscape, floral, portrait
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Erwin E. Smith

  • Born:  1886  Bonham, Texas
  • Subject:  cowboy, photography
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Rosaile Speed

  • Born:  1908  Dallas, Texas 
  • Subject:  street scene, landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:

  Coreen Spellman

  • Born:  1905  Forney, Texas    ……………..died 1978
  • Subject:  landscape
  • Wotked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Thomas Stell

  • Born:  1898  Ceuro, Texas   ………………died 1981
  • Subject:  portrait, mural
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

James Swann

  • Born:  1905  Merkel, Texas     ……………died 1985
  • Subject: 
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Sul Ross State University

Rolla S. Taylor

  • Born:  1872  Galveston, Texas    …………died 1970
  • Subject:  town landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Lewis Teel

  • Born:  1883  Clarksville, Texas   ……………died 1948
  • Subject:  landscape, portrait
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Stephen Seymour Thomas

  • Born:  1868  San Augustine, Texas    ……… died 1956
  • Subject:  portrait, landscape
  • Worked:  Texas,  France
  • Education:  Art Students League in New York

 J.W. Thomason

  • Born:  1893  Huntsville, Texas    ……………died 1944
  • Subject:  military, frontier
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Olin Herman Travis

  • Born:  1888  Dallas, Texas      ……………..died 1975
  • Subject:  landscapes, genre scenes, and portraits.  ravis chose Red and Black (1923) and Lakeside (1955) as among his best works
  • Worked:  Texas, Arkansas, florida, Great Lakes
  • Education:  Metropolitan Business College, Art Institute of Chicago

 Margaret Tupper

  • Born:  1887  San Angelo, Texas    ……….died  1979
  • Subject  landscape, portrait, historical sites
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Bob Wade

  • Born:  1943  Austin, Texas
  • Subject:  photo realist paintings
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  University of Texas, University of California at Berkeley

Velox Ward:

  • Born:  1901 Mount Vernon, Texas  
  • Subject:  primitive, rural
  • Worked:  Texas

Beulah Watts

  • Born:  1872  Homer, Texas       ……………died  1941
  • Subject:  wildflowers, landscape-pine trees
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education: 

Leonie Weisser

  • Born:  1890  Four Oaks (Seguin), Texas     … died 1978
  • Subject:  wildflowers, landscape
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Coronal Institute, College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman’s University), Southwestern University

Clara M. Williamson

  • Born:  1875  Iredell, Texas   ……………………..died 1976
  • Subject:  primitive memory paintings
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  SMU, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

James Buchanan (Buck) Winn, Jr.

  • Born:  1905  Celina, Texas
  • Subject:  mural
  • Worked:  Texas
  • Education:  Washington University in St. Louis, Académie Julian in Paris, France

Julius Woeltz

  • Born:  1911  San Antonio, Texas    ……………died 1956
  • Subject:  landscape, still life, portrait
  • Worked: Texas
  • Education:

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