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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION I EST. 1954 I $5 ISSUE I Volume 1 2011
8 The Enduring Canvas of Early Texas Art
The struggles and successes of early Texas art-
ists are similar to the story of the state. These
creative men and women persevered, however,
to leave a remarkable body of work for future
generations to admire and contemplate.
By Scott Grant Barker
15 Cross-Currents and Influences in
Southeast Texas Art
In a corner of the state more known for oil der-
ricks and ship channels, a flourishing artist com-
munity lives and thrives.
By Penny Clark and Tam Kiehnhoff
32 Captain Jack Returns to Texas
A painting of one of the most famous Texas
Rangers makes its way back to the state, thanks
to serendipity and some effort on the part of a
By Byron A. Johnson
36 Premiere Corporate Art Collections
Preserving history, showcasing Texas artists, and
succeeding at business converge in the art col-
lections held by three companies.
By Pamela Murtha
40 Assembling the Puzzle of Early Texas Art
What is Texas art? Where does it come from?
Where is it heading? These are some of the
questions explored in this look at the state's
most important artists.
By Scott Grant Barker
On the cover: Detail of Richard Stout,
Twin Derricks, 1951. Oil on canvas
board. Private collection.
4 Texas Familes
The Thurstons of El Paso
6 President's Message
20 Teaching Texas History
Understanding and Appreciating
Early Texas Art
22 Living History
Henri Gadbois and Leila McConnell dis-
cuss Houston's post-war art period.
24 Travel Texas
Take time to see these great art museums.
30 This Old Gun
The Double Barrel Shotgun
By Tom Power
46 Texas Historical Museums
EDITORIAL STAFF CONTRIBUTORS
Alexander Heldt Albritton Collection, Stephen Alton, Judy and Stephen Alton Collection, Scott Grant Barker,
Editor, Gene Krane Robert T Brousseau Collection, Steve Butman Photography, Patricia and David Cargill Collection, CASETA,
Assistant Editor, Pamela Murtha Peggy Clark, Dallas Museum of Art, D. Jack Davis, Ph.D., Lucretia Donnell Coke Collection, Henri Gadbois,
Corky Collins, Holly Cox, Tom Doell, Katie Robinson Edwards, First State Bank of Uvalde, Annie Green
Proofreader, Betty B. Hall Collection, Green Family Collection, Interstate Theatres Inc. Photographic Archives, Byron A. Johnson, Tam
Kiehnhoff, Kathryn and Morris Matson Collection, Leila McConnell, Pattee Newman and Bob Whynot Col-
lection, N. Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, Beverly and George Palmer Collection, Panhandle-
Plains Historical Museum, Tom Power, William E. Reaves, Paul Scudder Photography, Dr. Jesus F. de la Teja,
PRODUCTION Texas Historical Commission, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Texas Retired Teachers Association, The Old Jail Art
Center, Torch Energy Advisors/Torch Collection, Jane Sladczyk Whitlock Collection, William Reaves Fine Art,
Designer, Stacey Van Landingham Sarah Beth Wilson, Witte Museum, Worthington National Bank Collection, Ziegler Family Collection
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763; 512-453-2154;
email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Opinions expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Historical
Foundation. THF is a private, nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceed-
ing 2,000 words will be considered by a review committee for publication. Articles pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation
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