Portrait of Cheney

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Charcoal drawing on paper of the African American man Granison Chaney, known as just "Chaney" from Marfa, Texas. He lived in Marfa from 1932-1972 and was well-loved. This portrait is a front view of Chaney wearing his cap and a shirt with his name on it.

Physical Description

1 drawing: charcoal on paper; 15 x 11 in.

Creation Information

Quick, Morion Creation Date: Unknown.

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert and was provided by Marfa Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 20 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

The Marfa Public Library materials include photographs that document their local history. Images include photographs of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."

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Description

Charcoal drawing on paper of the African American man Granison Chaney, known as just "Chaney" from Marfa, Texas. He lived in Marfa from 1932-1972 and was well-loved. This portrait is a front view of Chaney wearing his cap and a shirt with his name on it.

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1 drawing: charcoal on paper; 15 x 11 in.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

The Marfa Public Library contributes its collection of photographs that document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. Images include photographs of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:29 p.m.

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  • Oct. 12, 2009, 11:22 a.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Quick, Morion. Portrait of Cheney, artwork, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39460/: accessed December 5, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.