Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art

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Andrew Sansom, William E. Reaves
Texas A&M University Press, Feb 13, 2017 - Art - 168 pages
In Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, Andrew Sansom, a leading Texas conservationist, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. The featured artwork comes from Randy Bacon, Mary Baxter, David Caton, Margie Crisp, Keith Davis, Fidencio Duran, Jon Flaming, Charles Ford, Pat Gabriel, Hunter George, Billy Hassell, Lee Jamison, Robb Kendrick, Laura Lewis, William Montgomery, Noe Perez, Jeri Salter, Erik Sprohge, Debbie Stevens, and William Young.

Art in service of conservation is nothing new, as Sansom and Reaves note in their introductions. And rivers have figured prominently in the artistic imagination for all of recorded history and probably before that, as evidenced by flood stories and myths preserved in almost all the religious and folk traditions of the world. The collection of work included in this book is exemplary of the strong inspiration that rivers have provided for a vast current of literature, music, and art, in turn shaping their place in life and culture and bringing about a greater appreciation of the stunning beauty of our natural world.

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Contents

RIVERS AND PEOPLE
1
TRACING THE RIVER AS MUSEIN THE LONE STAR LANDSCAPE
19
Featured Art
55
RANDY BACON
56
MARY BAXTER
60
DAVID CATON
63
MARGIE CRISP
66
KEITH DAVIS
70
BILLY HASSELL
82
LEE JAMISON
85
ROBB KENDRICK
88
LAURA LEWIS
89
WILLIAM MONTGOMERY
92
NOE PEREZ
96
JERI SAL TER
100
ERIK SPROHGE
103

FIDENCIO DURAN
72
JON FL AMING
73
CHARLES FORD
74
PAT GABRIEL
77
HUNTER GEORGE
80
DEBBIE STEVENS
105
WILLIAM YOUNG
108
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
111
INDEX OF RIVERS
157
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ANDREW SANSOM is executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University–San Marcos. The author of Scout, the Christmas Dog and other titles, he previously served as executive director of The Nature Conservancy of Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. WILLIAM E. REAVES is co-owner of Reaves-Foltz Fine Arts in Houston and is also the author of Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream. He has been an avocational art historian and collector for more than thirty years.

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