Early Texas Artists

 

We Purchase and Sell Fine Art by the Following Artists:

Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922) was arguably the best landscape artist that Texas has produced.

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Most of the well-known genre scenes by Robert Onderdonk (1852-1917) were paintings of the Mexican culture in San Antonio.

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Painting of Outskirts of San Antonio by Jose ArpaJose Arpa’s (1858-1952) works demonstrate the brilliant legacy of a Spanish painter who loved the light and people of Texas and Mexico.

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Theodore Gentilz's painting of Vacquero from circa 1860

Theodore Gentilz (1819-1906) provides a visual history and a view of San Antonio unlike anybody else in the 19th century.

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Herman Lungkwitz, Looking Across the ShoalsHermann Lungkwitz (1813-1891) is best remembered for his views of the Hill Country and San Antonio, which are among the most attractive and detailed paintings from the 19th century in Texas.

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Buy Mary Bonner's etched and hand-colored piece titled "Calf Roping" that is signed in the lower right hand corner.Mary Bonner (1887-1935) is the best-known Early Texas printmaker, and one of the few Texans who received recognition in Europe.

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Thomas Allen's painting of Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas from 1879.Thomas Allen (1849-1924) was fascinated by the Mexican carretas and the frontier culture of San Antonio. Perhaps his best-known painting, Market Plaza, is representative of the impact San Antonio had on his work.

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Julius Stockfleth painting titled Captn SamHighly regarded for his ship’s portraits, Julius Stockfleth (1857-1935) painted sailing ships and the small coastal schooners that worked on the Texas coast, especially around Galveston.

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Painting by early Texas artist Edward GrenetEdward Grenet (1856–1922) was a portrait and genre painter, and one of the first native Texas painters to establish an international reputation.

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Watering at the River by Frank ReaughFrank Reaugh (1860-1945) favorite medium was pastels and his favorite subject matter was the open landscapes and delicate small-scale pastels of longhorn cattle.

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Richard Petri's sketched work titled, Madonna of the RosesMost of the works by Richard Petri (1824-1857) consist of pencil sketches but his more highly finished works were done in watercolor, and a few oils.

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Dawson Dawson-Watson (1864-1939) concentrated on the Texas landscape, the cacti in bloom, spring flowers in the hills, and the Missions of San Antonio. He won first prize in the Davis Wildflower Competition in 1927 for Glory of the Morning.

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Carl Von Iwonski (1830-1912) created detailed drawings, portraits, and genre scenes of the local German-American population. He was an excellent draftsman and photographer, which he combined with his art.

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Audley Dean Nicols (1875-1941) was the best-known and most influential painter in West Texas in the early part of the 20th century.  The deserts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona were his favorite subjects,  as he loved depicting the colorful sunsets and expansive vistas.

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Our gallery has specialized in Texas Fine Art for over 30 years, and we are looking to buy and sell works by various early Texas artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

If you don’t see the artist you are looking for or have a painting you are interested in selling or buying, feel free to Contact Us and we can assist you.