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Porfirio Salinas Paintings

American, 1910-1972

(1910-1973)
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.

(Biography provided by Charles Morin Fine Art)
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Artist:Porfirio Salinas
"MOUNTAIN SHACKS" WEST TEXAS OR POSSIBLY MEXICO
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 20 x 24 Frame Size: 26.5 x 30.5 Medium: Oil Circa early 1950s "Mountain Shacks" Porfirio Salinas was a self-taught artist ...
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1940s Impressionist Porfirio Salinas Paintings

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"Blue Ridge" Texas Hill Country Wildflowers Bluebonnets 36 x 41 Framed
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 25 x 30 Frame Size: 36 x 41 Medium: Oil Circa early 1950s "Blue Ridge" Bluebonnet Biography Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) P...
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"PRICKLY PEAR IN BLUE" TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BLUEBONNETS CACTUS 34 x 46 FRAMED
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 24 x 36 Frame Size: 34 x 46 Medium: Oil Circa Early 1950s "Prickly Pear in Blue" Texas Hill Country Biography Porfirio Sal...
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1950s Impressionist Porfirio Salinas Paintings

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"VERBENA & COREOPSIS" TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWERS
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 12 x 16 Frame Size: 18 x 22 Medium: Oil Circa 1950s "Verbena & Coreopsis" Texas Hill Country Wildflowers Porfirio Salinas ...
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"BLUEBONNET" TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWER LANDSCAPE PUBLISHED PIECE 30 x 40
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 30X 40 Frame Size: 40 X 50 Medium: Oil "Bluebonnet" Texas Hill Country Wildflower Published Painting Important Salinas pai...
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"HILL COUNTRY RANCH ROAD" TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AUTUMN LARGE SIZE FRAMED 37 X 49
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 24 x 36 Frame Size: 37 x 49 Medium: Oil Dated 1957 "Hill Country Ranch Road" Porfirio Salinas was a self-taught artist who...
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"Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus" Texas Hill Country Landscape
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas "Blooming Prickly Pear" Cactus in the Texas Hill Country (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 20 x 24 Frame Size: 28 x 32 Medium: Oil "Blooming Prickly Pear"...
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"Autumn in the Texas Hill Country" Texas Hill Country Large Landscape Painting
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
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 ...
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" The Huisache Trail " Texas Hill Country Scene
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas "The Huisache Trail" Huisache bloom in gold and then turn to green. Texas Hill Country scene. (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 24 x 30 Frame Size: 33 x...
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"Fall in Texas" Texas Hill Country Landscape River Scene
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 12 x 16 Frame Size: 23 x 27 Medium: Oil "Fall" Creek Texas Hill Country Porfirio Salinas was a self-taught artist who pai...
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Fall Pastoral Landscape
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in Austin, TX
"Fall Pastoral Landscape" Artist: Porfirio Salinas Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 12" x 9" Frame
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Mid-20th Century Porfirio Salinas Paintings

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Spring Pastoral Landscape w/ Bluebonnets
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in Austin, TX
"Spring Pastoral Landscape w/ Bluebonnets" Artist: Porfirio Salinas Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 11" x 9" Frame
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"Bluebonnets In The Hill Country" Texas Hill Country Scene
By Porfirio Salinas
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porfirio Salinas "Bluebonnets In The Hills" (1910-1973) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 24 x 30 Frame Size: 32 x 38 Medium: Oil Dated 1960 "Bluebonnets In The Hills" Porfirio Salin...
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"BULLFIGHT SCENE" "EL CORDOBES" SPANISH BULLFIGHTER SPAIN
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" Hill Country Blooms " SPRING COLORS blooming Prickly Pear Cacut Texas Hills
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" HILL COUNTRY BLUE " TEXAS HILL COUNTRY LANDSCAPE PAINTING
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"BLANCO RIVER NEAR WIMBERLEY" TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
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