Studied: University of Texas; Cooper Union Art School; Art Students League; Boardman Robinson; Walter J. Duncan; Harry Sternberg; Grand Central Art School; Richard Art School, Los Angeles.
Member: Southern States Art League.
Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1935 – 1937, 1938 (prize), 1939 (prize), 1940 – 1945, 1946 (prize), 1954 (prize), 1955 (prize); Corcoran Gallery biennial, 1941; Southwest Texas Exhibition, 1946, and prior; Texas General; Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX; Elisabeth Ney Museum, Austin; Junior League of Houston, 1952 (solo).
Awards: prizes, Art League of Houston, 1953, 1955; Beaumont Museum of Art, 1958.
Comments: Illustrator: “Shafts of Gold,” 1938; “Children of Hawaii,” 1939; “Ape of Heaven”; “Half Dark Moon”; “Wildwood Friends,” and other books. Author: “Pioneer Texas” (a play).
Source: Who Was Who in American Art
Signed and dated (’56) vertically upper right
In our opinion one of the finest examples of the Texas modernist’s work. Perhaps a tad atypical and closer to his work in illustration. Stylistically, a throwback nod to an earlier period with touches of late Jugenstil and subsequent Art Deco motifs.