“Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West” Exhibition …

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West.” The exhibition explores the life and work of artist, educator, inventor and naturalist Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860–1945), pronounced “Ray.” One of the Southwest’s earliest and most distinguished artists, Reaugh worked in the vein of American Impressionism and devoted his career to visually documenting the vast, unsettled regions of the Southwest before the turn of the 20th century.

The exhibition, which runs from Aug. 4 through Nov. 29, offers a rare opportunity for visitors to experience a historical survey of the most significant works created by an artist often referred to as “the Dean of (early) Texas Artists.”

Born in southern Illinois, Reaugh arrived in Texas by covered wagon in 1876 and was sketching memorable scenes by the early 1880s while

Article source: http://news.utexas.edu/2015/05/05/frank-reaugh-exhibition-explores-life-and-work-of-artist

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