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The Resource Texas art and a wildcatter's dream : Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League, William E. Reaves, Jr. ; foreword by Cecilia Steinfeldt ; afterword by Richard Casagrande

Texas art and a wildcatter's dream : Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League, William E. Reaves, Jr. ; foreword by Cecilia Steinfeldt ; afterword by Richard Casagrande

Label
Texas art and a wildcatter's dream : Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League
Title
Texas art and a wildcatter's dream
Title remainder
Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League
Statement of responsibility
William E. Reaves, Jr. ; foreword by Cecilia Steinfeldt ; afterword by Richard Casagrande
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At a crucial moment in the development of Texas art, an eccentric oil wildcatter form Massachusetts and Luling, Texas, turned to the prestigious San Antonio Art League with a proposal. He would fund a national art competition featuring the state's verdant fields of wildflowers and bring prominence to Texas art if the league would handle the details. Thus was born the Texas Wildflower Competitive Exhibitions, which in three years at the end of the Roaring Twenties awarded more than $53,000 in prize money for paintings of Texas wildflowers, ranch life, and cotton farming
  • This presentation of twenty-nine color plates of the competitions' best works includes paintings by such important artists as Jose Arpa, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Xavier Gonzalez, Edward G. Eisenlohr, and Oscar E. Berninghaus and Herbert Dunton (the latter duo having also served as founding members of the Taos Society of Artists). In the plates, the artists have portrayed a variety of landscapes and atmospheres to present the wildflowers loved not only by Davis but by generations of Texas art enthusiasts
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
758/.42/09764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1402.6
LC item number
.R43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe and Betty Moore Texas art series
Series volume
no. 9
Label
Texas art and a wildcatter's dream : Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League, William E. Reaves, Jr. ; foreword by Cecilia Steinfeldt ; afterword by Richard Casagrande
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [91]-92) and index
Control code
37432691
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 97 p., 29 p. of plates
Isbn
9780890968208
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97024600
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Judy and A.C. Greene, Salado, 5/23/98. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Texas art and a wildcatter's dream : Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League, William E. Reaves, Jr. ; foreword by Cecilia Steinfeldt ; afterword by Richard Casagrande
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [91]-92) and index
Control code
37432691
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 97 p., 29 p. of plates
Isbn
9780890968208
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97024600
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Judy and A.C. Greene, Salado, 5/23/98. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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