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Porfirio Salinas
"Autumn in the Texas Hill Country" Texas Hill Country Large Landscape Painting

Circa 1950

$32,500

About

Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 24 x 30 Frame Size: 30.5 x 36.5 Medium: Oil "Autumn in the Texas Hill Country" Porfirio Salinas was a self-taught artist who painted landscapes of Central Texas with an emphasis on the vast bluebonnet fields that grow there in the springtime. Born in 1910 in Bastrop, Texas, he attended public schools in San Antonio. He also observed works in progress by the director of the San Antonio Art School, Jose Arpa, as well as landscape painter, Robert Wood. Wood is said to have paid Salinas five dollars a picture to paint bluebonnets because "he hated to paint bluebonnets". Salinas served in the military from 1943 to 1945. Although he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, he was allowed to live at home. At the fort, Colonel Telesphor Gottchalk assigned him to paint murals for the officers lounge and various other projects, and Salinas continued to be able to paint during his entire conscripted period. Even before he achieved notoriety among galleries, dealers, and museums, Salinas was widely followed and appreciated by many Texans, including former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who may be considered responsible for launching Salinas popularity beyond the boundaries of Texas. In 1973, Texas capital, Austin, honored Salinas for having "done much to bring the culture of Mexico and Texas closer together with his paintings". Salinas died in April 1973 in San Antonio, Texas.

Details

  • Creator
    Porfirio Salinas (1910-1972, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1950
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Image Size: 24 x 30Price: $32,500
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  • Gallery Location
    San Antonio, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU76935792732

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