Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

Richard Stout, Untitled, 1972. William Reaves Fine Art

On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband. The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the … Continue reading Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

Beyond the Dallas Nine: Jack Erwin at the Turner House

Paintings by Jack Erwin at Turner House, Dallas

Works of art depicting scenes around Dallas line the walls of the historic Turner House in Oak Cliff. Largely depicting areas on the urban fringe in the late 20th Century, the paintings make up an exhibition titled North Texas Recalled: The Painterly Chronicles of Jack Erwin. The paintings are a treat. Erwin painted plein-air and … Continue reading Beyond the Dallas Nine: Jack Erwin at the Turner House

Learning to Collect: The Attributes of Art and an Inefficient Market

Denari David Dike Texas Art Auction Dallas

It wasn't Texas art that brought Edward Denari to begin a collection. That credit goes to a work by John Singer Sargent and a docent at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C. It wasn't early Texas art that he bought when he began that collection, but a work by tonalist master Birge Harrison. But … Continue reading Learning to Collect: The Attributes of Art and an Inefficient Market

Early Texas Art on Display at David Dike’s Auction in Dallas

David Dike Auction early Texas Art Young Owls, Otis Dozier 1963, Texas Art Auction David Dike Early Texas Art

A preview of Early Texas Art being offered in David Dike's Texas Art Auction is on view this week in the Dallas Design District. The walls of the Wildman Art Framing building are filled with works by Otis Dozier, Everett Spruce, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Ed Bearden and others. Not to be missed lots include Cactus in … Continue reading Early Texas Art on Display at David Dike’s Auction in Dallas

Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That's according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker … Continue reading Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art