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Tom Lea

Tom Lea

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: El Paso (El Paso county, Texas, United States)

Biography:
El Paso painter Tom Lea is most associated with his nostalgic paintings of cowboys and ranch life based on childhood memories. However, his most innovative work dates to the 1930s, stylized magazine illustrations and Cubist-inspired murals for WPA libraries and post offices. Following a stint in World War II documenting battles for Life magazine, Lea returned to El Paso, where he became noted for his paintings and books on the cattle industry.

 

Tom Lea Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
TOM LEA (1907-2001) The Americans from the East Design for Mural - St. Louis Post Office, 1939 Tempera 5in. x 15in
TOM LEA (1907-2001) The Americans from the East Design for Mural - St. Louis Post Office, 1939 Tempera 5in. x 15in....
Lot 36314
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006
$38,240.00
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Pit Stop En Route to the Homestead Pen and ink on paper 14-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (36.8 x
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Pit Stop En Route to the Homestead Pen and ink on paper 14-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (36.8 x ...
Lot 76007
Auction 5170
Saturday, May 17, 2014
$18,750.00
TOM LEA (1907-2007) Prelim Drawing for Lone and Wide Charcoal and graphite on paper 44 x 55 inches (111.8 x 139.7 cm)
TOM LEA (1907-2007) Prelim Drawing for Lone and Wide Charcoal and graphite on paper 44 x 55 inches (111.8 x 139.7 cm)...
Lot 36339
Auction 657
Saturday, December 1, 2007
$9,560.00
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Cowboy on Horseback Oil on cardstock 10-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches (27.3 x 19.1 cm) Signed low
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Cowboy on Horseback Oil on cardstock 10-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches (27.3 x 19.1 cm) Signed low...
Lot 76079
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
$5,625.00
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Bull Fight Oil on cardstock 10-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches (27.3 x 19.1 cm) Signed lower right:
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Bull Fight Oil on cardstock 10-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches (27.3 x 19.1 cm) Signed lower right:...
Lot 76080
Auction 5116
Saturday, November 10, 2012
$2,000.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Tom Lea (American, 1907-2001) On the Trail Lithograph on paper 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm) (sheet) Signed
Tom Lea (American, 1907-2001) On the Trail Lithograph on paper 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm) (sheet) Signed...
Lot 75055
Auction 5352
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$60.00

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