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Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper
Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper is a joint digital collections project between Southern Methodist University’s Central University Libraries' Bywaters Special Collections and norwick Center for Digital Services; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Dallas Public Library’s Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division and Fine Books Division; the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; the Meadows Museum (SMU).
The Texas Artists digital collection comprises 1,766 digitized paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are held by the five institutions.
The goal of the project is to provide access to a wide range of digitized copies of works by Texas artists.
Examples from the Collection
About the Collection
The Texas Artists digital collection currently comprises approximately 1,500 digitized paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are held by the three institutions.
Holdings and Highlights
The collection contains items from more than a dozen Texas artists, including:
- Bowling, Charles T. (Charles Taylor), 1891-1985
- Bywaters, Jerry W. (Gerald Williamson), 1906-1989
- Eisenlohr, Edward G. (Edward Gustav), 1872-1961
- Hogue, Alexandre, 1898-1994
- Judd, DeForrest H. (DeForrest Hale), 1916-1992
- Lester, William L. (William Lewis), 1910-1991
- Nichols, Perry B. (Perry Boyd), 1911-1992
- Mauzey, Merritt T. (Merritt Thomas), 1898-1973
- McClung, Florence E. (Florence Elliot White), 1894-1992
- Reaugh, Frank, 1860-1945
- Robertson, H.O. (Horace Oakley), 1887-1970
- Sanders, Ruth John
- Spellman, Coreen M. (Coreen Mary), 1905-1978
- Spruce, Everett F. (Everett Franklin), 1908-2002
- Tennant, Allie Victoria, 1892-1971
- Turner, Janet E. (Janet Elizabeth), 1914-1988
- Wueste, Louisa H. (Louisa Heuser), 1805-1874
There are 5 sketchbooks or sets of sketches from Everett Spruce: Ennis Figure Pads brand sketchbook, ca. 1950s; Make-A-Note brand sketchbook; E. Spruce Sketches 1931-32 sketchbook; Rembrandt Oil and Water Colors brand sketchbook, ca. 1940-1941; and Loose individual sketches, ca. 1939-1940.
There is a sketchbook by Edward Eisenlohr: Encyclopadie des Landwirthschaft (Encyclopedia of Agriculture), comprising 44 pages, and his illustrated storybook Ein Verlobungs - Epos des Glycerinus Bombenmeier. (Epic Poem for the Betrothal of Glycerinus and Bombenmeier.), comprising 16 pages
Digitization and Metadata
Guidelines for metadata creation in this collection are found in the customized metadata profile for the collection. Specifications for the digitization of each file are found in the metadata field called Digitization Process. This field describes the digitization specifications for both the archival file and the derivative file that was uploaded into the online collection. Specifications will vary by institution.
Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper is one of a growing number of unique digital collections related to Texas art and history that are available through SMU's CUL Digital Collections.
CUL Digital Collections contain thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, imprints, and works of art held by SMU's Central University Libraries special collections.
Related SMU collections include
- Octavio Medellin: Works of Art and Artistic Processes
- Otis Dozier Sketchbooks
- Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
- Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency
- Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints.
The Dallas Museum of Art has available a Texas Artists web page, listing the DMA's resources related to Texas art.
The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of the copyright holders. Copyright information is included in the metadata record for each item. Some items are restricted to on-campus viewing only.
From 2009-2011 this project was partially funded and supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as part of the Train to Share program. The Train to Share program was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
For more information about this collection, contact the Norwick Center for Digital Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.