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THE NINTH . TEXAS GENERAL EXHIBITION

1947 1'9 48

DALLAS HOUSTON . SAN ANTONIO


COVER:

" YELLOW SHOES"

O il Pa int ing by Def orr est H. Judd, 'Da lla s


THE NINTH TEXAS GENERAL EXHIBITION

1947

UNDER

DALLAS MUSEUM

1948

THE

COMBINED

MUSEUM OF

OF

FINE ARTS

AUSPICES

FINE OF

OF

ARTS

HOUSTON

WITTE MEMORIAL MUSEUM, SAN ANTONIO

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Museum of Fine Arts of Houston

October 26 through November 16

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

November 30 through January 4

Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio

January 18 through February 8


FOREWORD The Texas General Exh ibition now in its ninth year has survived a great world war without a break in its continu ity . This year it has emerged with what to date is its largest amount of cash prizes and the greatest number of individual entries to be exam ined by its jury. A brief review, then, of its foundation and purpose would seem to be appropriate . Early in 1939 representatives of the three art museums of the State, then in active operation, decided to join hands to assemble an annual exhibition of current Texas art. Each shared the conviction that by collective effort a group of art wo rks could be formed representative of the highest attainments of Texas artists . Moreover, it was recognized t ha t no group of similar qual ity cou ld be assembled by each museum individually except through duplication of effort and expense . From the beginning it was planned that the exhibition in its entirety would be shown in each of the collaborating museums, but in this sense only was it to be a circulating exhibition. It was felt that a circu it beyond the participating museums would create technical and administrative problems difficult to handle under existing conditions, and that to increase the length of time of the exhibition schedule would discourage the artist from entering h is most significant or most recent works. No arbitrary limit was, or is, imposed upon the size of the exh ib ition, but quality was never to give way to quantity.

Each year the works of new pa inters and new sculptors make their appearance, a welcome sign" of growth and development, but only in a secondary sense is the Texas General Exhibition an effort towa rd finding and encouraging new talent. The primary object always has been to gather and to show the most representative works by the most representative Texas artists. To achieve this objective, generous aid has been given by individuals, business firms and educational organizations by gifts of cash awa rds and purchase prizes. The public too has a ided as is shown by the increasing number of sales from the exhibitions. It is hoped that this and succeeding exh ib itions will deserve even g reate r amounts of th is concrete ev idence of appreciation . This year 564 works by 366 artists were entered in the competition and of these, 111 works by 101 artists were selected by the jury for exhibition. These works in many mediums represent nearly all of the various types of expression which give the art of today so complex a pattern. The so-called " p rim itiv e ," the varying phases of realism, t he enigmas of surreal ism , the design st ructure of the abstraction , the geometric harmony of non-objective art, all are seen in this exhibition wh ich stands for freedom of thought and statement. It reaffirms in the language of art the meaning of the o ld wo rds, " I do not agree with a word you say, but w ill defe nd to the death your right to say it." James Chillman, Jr.


" MEXICAN PEOPl E" -le ft pa ne l o f tr iptych by Ed mu nd Kinzin ger, Tao s a nd Wa co


JURY OF SELECTION AND AWARD Doel Reed, A. N. A. painter, and professor of art, Oklahoma A. and M. College. Etienne Ret, painter and visiting instructor, San Antonio Art Institute. Armin Scheler, sculptor and acting head, Fine Arts Department, Louisiana State University.

AWARDS Purchase Prize of $300.00 GIVEN BY THE MARQUIS AND MARQUISE D' OYlEY OF HOUSTON FOR AN OUTSTANDING WORK SELECTED BY THE DONORS TO BECOME A PART OF THE D' OYlEY COLLECTION TO

BILL BOMAR, Fort Worth

for oil painting " Flo ra"

Purchase Prize of $100.00 for Watercolor GIVEN BY THE FORT WORTH ART ASSOCIATION TO

EDWARD SCHIWETZ, Houston for gouache and oil glaze "Sunday AfternoonEagle Pass" Prizes of $100.00 GIVEN BY THE HUMBLE OIL AND REFINING COMPANY

First prize with special commendation of the jury to EDMUND KINZINGER, Taos and Waco for oil painting "Mexican People" (Triptych) Second prize to for s:ulpture " A b ra ha m "

CHARLES UMLAUF, Austin Prize of $100.00

GIVEN BY FOLEY'S OF HOUSTON TO

FRANCES SKINNER, Houston

for oil painting " Un rela ted Objects" Prize of $100.00

GIVEN BY THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS TO

RALPH WHITE, JR., Austin

for o il pa inting " Tex a s Hill Country" Prize of $50.00

GIVE BY THE SAN ANTONIO ART LEAGUE TO

KELLY FEARING, Austin

for o il painting " Dr ea m of Jacob" Prize of $50.00

GIVEN BY MR. AND MRS. ROBERT D. STRAUS OF HOUSTON TO

GRACE BETH FEAGIN, Houston

for oil painting " Litt le Nina"

Prize of $50 .00 GIVEN BY THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF HOUSTON TO

JANE S. CRANZ, Fort Worth

for ceramic "One and Over"

HONORABLE MENTION TO MARTIN DREYER, Houston for oil painting " M i d n ig ht Stroll" for oil painting "Driftwood and Schooner" BOYER GONZALES, JR., Austin MRS. EMILY MAVERICK MILLER, Austin for oil painting " Scene in Haiti"


" UN RELATED OBJECTS " -Oil pa inting by France s Sk inn er , Housto n


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CATALOGUE The mojority af the paintings in the exh ibilion are for sale at the prices listed in the catclogue. No commiss ion is charged for effecting sales. All inquiries rega rd ing purchases should be made at the office.

OILS l. 2.

ANNALYN ACHNING San Antonio RICHARD K. AYERS Denver and Vernon

Sleeping Nude

$50 .00 Jonquil Time in Colorado

$200.00

3.

MAZYE BECKER Dallas

Feed Mill Unquoted

4.

MAZYE BECKER Dallas

Another Woman's House Unquoted

5.

BERTHA BENNETT San Antonio

6.

BILL BOMAR Fort Worth

7.

DAVID BROWNLOW Fort Worth

8.

JERRY BYWATERS Dallas

9. ' 10 . 1l.

MARY CADY Houston MAURINE CANTEY Houston GEORGIE CARR San Antonio

12.

GENE CHARLTON New York and Houston

13.

LOWELL D. COLLINS Houston

14. 15. 16. 17 .

ROBIN CURTIS Houston OTIS DOZIER Dallas MARTIN DREYER Houston GRACE BETH FEAGIN Houston

Old Shoes

$125 .00 Flora Not for Sale The Night Game

$100.00 Old Buildings-Leadville, Colorado

$40cf.00 Vegetable Boy

$100.00 Of the Sea

$250.00 San Antonio River

$150 .00 Paris-Avenue de l'Opera Not for Sale Crucifix

$150.00 Industrial Motion

$250.00 Desert

$500 .00 Midnight Stroll

$200.00 Young Nina Unquoted


CATALOGUE

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18.

KELl Y FEARING Austin

19.

SEYMOUR FOGEL Austin

20 .

KATHRYN FRANCIS Houston

2l.

MURIEL WilKINS FRANCIS Fort Worth

22 .

BOYER GONZALES, JR. Austin

Dr iftwood and Schooner $350.00

23.

BOYER GONZALES, JR. Austin

Wh ite Water $350.00

24.

CELIA JAMISON Denton

October 31 st $200.00

25 .

PHILIP JOHNSON Dallas

26 .

DEFORREST H. JUDD Dallas

Yellow Shoes $150 .00

27.

EDMUND KINZINGER Taos and Waco

Mexican People (Triptych) Not for Sale

28.

ROBERT L. lANCASTER, JR. San Marcos

29 .

BERTHA lANDERS Dallas

30 .

RUTH lANGFORD Searcy, Arkansas and Mt. Enterprise

Still Life with Duck $300.00

3l.

RUTH lANGFORD Searcy, Arkansas and Mt. Enterp rise

The Black Stocking $300.00

32 .

BERNARD H. lASKY Houston

33 .

WM . lESTER Austin

Relic $200.00

34 .

WM. lESTER Austin

White in Foreground $200 .0 0

35 .

CHARMIN S. lEVY Houston

36.

WARD lOCKWOOD Austin

Dream of Jacob $600.00 Structures i n Black $850 .00 The Watchers $115.00 Penelope $350.00

Fish Kite $200.00

Haybalers $150 .00 Floriculture $350 .00

Filling Station Not for Sale

Sunset on the City $300.00 Pr ison Rodeo $1000.00


CATALOGUE 37 .

HAL LOTTERMAN Fort Worth

38.

NINA MOATES MAGERS Fort Worth

39.

MRS. EMILY MAVERICK MILLER Austin

40 .

PERRY A. MOORE Houston

The Dignity of Age $350.00

41.

GLORY H. MORRIS Houston

Texanensis II $100.00

42 .

LOREN MOZLEY Austin

43 .

BLANCH HElM NICE Houston

44 .

MARGARET OWEN Austin

45 .

JOSEPH POLLEY PAINE Georgetown

46 .

HELEN PEARSON Houston

47 .

ROBERT PREUSSER Houston

48 .

EMILY RUTLAND Robstown

49 .

BEEBE SAWYER Dallas

50.

CHARLES SCHORRE Aust in

5 1.

JOSEPH F. SCHWARTING Houston

Portrait of Shirley Not for Sale

52 .

FRANCES SKINNER Houston

Unrelated Objects $250.00

53.

EMILY GUTHRIE SMITH Fort Worth

Summertime $300.00

54.

LEORA McNESS SMITH Kingsville CHESTER SNOWDEN Houston

My Hobbies $50.00 Alice in Wonderland $200.00

55 .

Crucifixion $1200.00 Nun and Novice $75.00 Scene in Haiti Not for Sale

Mountain and Mesa Unquoted little Black Bea r Unquoted Woman in Blue $100.00 Ohl Why Did I Awake-When Shall I sleep-again? Unquoted The little Street $50.00 Color Interfusion $250.00 Muddy Corra l $200.00 Shore Collection Unquoted Blues $250.00


CATALOGUE

56. 57. 58. 59. 60 . 6l. 62. 63. 64. 65 .

ALLAN STEHLING San Anton io ELPIDIO TELLEZ San Antonio CHARLES B. THOMPSON San Anton io ADELE UNDERWOOD THOMSON Corpus Chr isti JACK TINKLE San Antonio AMELIA URBACH San Antonio

67.

$100 .00 Queen of Them All

$75.00 Novice

$100.00 Gathering Storm

$200.00 The Fair

$150.00 White Hen

$100.00

MILDRED WARLICK Dallas

Possum Kingdom

RALPH WHITE, JR. Austin

Texas Hill Country

$100.00 $350.00

CLARA McDONALD WILLIAMSON Dallas

The Girls Went Fishing

CLARA McDONALD WILLIAMSON

The Symphony Orchestra

Dallas

66.

EI Oradon

ROBERT WILLSON Handley DOUTHITT WILSON Austin

$800.00 $1200.00 The Cons idered Color of Leaves

$300 .00 Winter Landscape-Arkansas

$100.00

WATERCOLORS

68 . 69.

MARJORIE BALTZEL Denton EDITH M . BRISAC Denton

Overpass (g o ua che)

$35.00 Goldfield, Ghost Town

$100.00

70 .

MAUDEE LILYAN CARRON Port Arthur

Pinwheel Street (Watercolor and O il Glaze) $30.00

7l.

CARL BENTON COMPTON Denton

Blue Cow (g o ua che)

72 .

MILDRED COMPTON Denton

73.

RUTH BARRETT DUNN San Anton io

$50.00 Youth (g o ua che)

$25.00 September's Lady

$ 10 0. 0 0


CATALOGUE 74.

J. B. ERWIN Jacksboro

First Impression-Bartok Violin Concerto (Watercolor and Ink) $250.00

75.

KELLY FEARING Austin

76.

GENEVIEVE FILSON Houston

77.

MARIAN GRUNBAUM Houston

Earth Could Be Fair (gouache) $175 .00

78 .

ROBERT B. HAWKINS Kingsville

San Xavier Not for Sale

79.

VERONICA HELFENSTELLER Fort Worth

80.

CLARICE HOLLOWAY Port Arthur

81 .

ALICE NAYLOR San Antonio

82 .

LEE LAKE OVERTURF Houston

83.

ROBERT K. REED San Antonio

84.

ALVIN S. ROMANSKY Houston

85 .

EDWARD SCHIWETZ Houston

Sunday Afte rnoon -Eagle Pass (g o ua che and o il glaze) Not for Sal e

86 .

EDWARD SCHIWETZ Houston

Prairie Town Vista (g o ua che and oil ) $250.00

87 .

CHARLES SCHORRE Austin

Narcissu s $7 5.0 0

88 .

FRANCES SCHROERLUKE Houston

89 .

WILLIAM S. SHIELDS San Antonio

90 .

JANET M. SHOOK San Antonio

91 .

BROR UTTER Fort Worth

Whisper of Growth (gouache and watercolor) $100.00 The Mountains $35.00

Aviary (gouache) $100.00 Unloading the Circus-Colorado Springs (oil and tempera ) $50.00 Young Girl $50.00 Urgel (p a stel and grease crayon ) $300 .00 Playland $50.00 How Deep is the Ocean? (tempera ) $50.00

Risible Moon (pa stel) $75.00 The Mystery House $40.00 Ad Infinitum (w a ter co lor and ink ) $50.00 Tranfo rmed Urns (g o ua che) $85 .00

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS 92.

FRANCES JANE BISHOP Dallas

Bottles (serigraph ) Unquoted


CATALOGUE 93.

L1A CUllTY Fort Worth

94.

STEllA l. laMOND Dallas

95 .

MERRITT MAUZEY Dallas

96.

BLANCHE McVEIGH Fort Worth

97.

COREEN MARY SPEllMAN Denton

98 .

FLORENCE VOlK Dallas

Prairie Flowers (pencil) $50.00 Vista del Arroyo (seri g ra p h) $5 .00 Inva sion (li th og ra p h) $20.00 Commissary (aquatint) $20.00 Telephone Pole Patterns (lit ho g r a p h) $15.00 Canars ie Special (li t ho g ra p h) $20 .00

SCULPTURE 99 .

lOWEll ALDEN Houston

100. JEAN ANDERSON Houston 101. MARY CADY Houston 102. DOT CARAWAY Fort Worth 103.

JANE S. CRANZ Fort Worth

104. NORMA HENDERSON Houston 105.

MARJORIE NOON Wichita Falls

106.

VIRGINIA OECHSNER Dallas

Bowl (cera m ic) $18.00 Plate-Head Deco rat ion (cer a mic) $15.00 Dancer (p la ster) $150 .00 Mother and Child (cera m ic) Not for Sale One a nd Over (cer a m ic) $ 10. 00 Abstract Figu re (cera mi c) $25.00 Spinster (redwood) $75.00 A Study (al umi n u m) $800.00

107. FRANCIS STEPHEN Dubl in

G irl Dry ing Her Ha ir (ter ra cotta ) $150.00

108 . MARGARET STITES San Angelo

Slender Girl (red w o od) $75.00

109. CHARLES UMLAUF Aust in

Abraham (ter ra cotta ) $1 50 .0 0

110. WilLIAM V. WIESE Houston

Sitting Woman (cera mi c) $15 .00

111. WilLIAM V . WIESE Houston

Sitting Nude (cer a m ic) $35.00


" FLO RA"-O il

painting

by

Bill Bomar, Fort

Worth



Nineth Texas General Exhibition catalogue