Living here in the southwest, this painting struck a chord. We had to repost.
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Jerry Bywaters, Oil Field Girls, 1940, @blantonmuseum
Yesterday we made a post by a member of the ‘Dallas Nine’ and while researching other artists in that group we came across this wonderful piece! It reminds us of the women from Leon Kroll and Reginald Marsh’s work.
Williamson Gerald Bywaters (1906–1989) was a true Texas Renaissance man: painter, printmaker, illustrator, muralist, essayist, art critic, editor, publisher, professor, museum director and spokesman for the Texas Regionalist art movement, which he founded along with the other members of the “Dallas Nine.” Bywaters was at ease in both the literature and fine art worlds. As director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts from 1943–64, he was instrumental in establishing a national interest in Texas’ unique style.
In July 1927 he traveled with a friend to Europe to study art. The following February Bywaters went to Mexico to study the Mexican mural movement and met Diego Rivera. From him he learned that "art, to be significant, must be a reflection of life" In the summer of 1928 Bywaters continued his study of art at the Old Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. In the fall Bywaters moved to New York City to attend the @aslnyc . There he studied with John Sloan, known for his paintings of urban life. But Sloan advised Bywaters to return to the Southwest, saying there were "a lot of interesting things" he could paint. Bywaters returned to Dallas.
In 1935 Bywaters began making prints, using lithography as a way to make art affordable. He hoped to sell more works to middle class people and to popularize Texas regional art. He pioneered the style later termed "Lone Star Regionalism" and he was recognized as "one of the finest of the regional print makers"
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