Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Master of Pastels and the Plains

“Frank Reaugh is the greatest painter in pastels that ever graced the landscapes of Texas.”—J. P. Bryan chief executive officer of Torch Energy Advisors and Texas State Historical Association Life Board Member. The work of renowned artist Frank Reaugh is on display at the “Frank Reaugh: Master of Pastels and the Plains of Texas” exhibit at “UNT on the Square,” in downtown Denton. The exhibit opened July 7 and continues through Oct. 1. His work is also featured in Frank Reaugh: Painter to the Longhorns (TAMU Press, 2011) Read more about Reaugh here!

Impressionist art isn't just for quaint French café scenes; the Texas landscape and the legendary longhorn are equally elegant in the beautiful impressionistic artwork of Frank Reaugh. This volume contains a large selection of impressionistic work by Reaugh, who began painting out on the prairies near Dallas in the late 1800s.

"This book comes closer than many art books to conveying the feel of the actual work; many of the illustrations are close to the originals in size, and all 61 are faithfully reproduced in color." --Texas Association of Museums Quarterly

"The expensively turned out book dealing with Frank Reaugh boasts a well-done introduction by Donald L. Weismann, Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, which prepares readers for 61 plates of artwork done by his subject in oils and pastels." --Western Library

Order your own copy of Frank Reaugh: Painter to the Longhorns (TAMU PRESS 2011) here!

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