Texas Traditions is a library addition that refuses to stay on the shelf. Readers will enjoy endless hours of vibrant, moving imagery, Texas geography, and the kind of artistic personalities that reveal why Texas stands out as not only a place but also a persona.
Texas Traditions brings together both historic and contemporary artists, showcasing art works as colorful as the men and women who created them. Michael Duty authors a lead essay on historic Texas artists from the mid-19th through the early 20th centuries. Susan Hallsten McGarry interviews 36 contemporary artists whose paintings and sculptures pay homage today to the Texas ethos and reveal artistic influences that compel each artist toward his or her unique style and voice.
Michael Duty is the Executive Director of the National Center for American Western Art in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books on Western art and history and has organized over fifty museum exhibitions on western art and history subjects.
Susan Hallsten McGarry trained as an art historian, served as editor in chief of Southwest Art magazine for 18 years beginning in 1979. She has been a contributor or primary author of more than 40 monographs and surveys on American artists, including Earthlings: The Paintings of Tom Palmore; American Legacy: Our National Parks; and Bruce Aiken’s Grand Canyon: An Intimate Affair.
Size: 11.75 x 10.5 in.
Plates: 200 color plates