Tom Lea


Tom Lea


Nationality: American

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

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

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 EastDesign for Mural - St. Louis Post Office, 1939Tempera5in. x 15in....
Lot 36314
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006
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 HomesteadPen and ink on paper14-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches (36.8 x ...
Lot 76007
Auction 5170
Saturday, May 17, 2014
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 WideCharcoal and graphite on paper44 x 55 inches (111.8 x 139.7 cm)...
Lot 36339
Auction 657
Saturday, December 1, 2007
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001) Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend, 1994 Pastel on paper 25-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (64.1 x 48.9
TOM LEA (American, 1907-2001)Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend, 1994Pastel on paper25-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (64.1 x 48.9 ...
Lot 67258
Auction 5006
Sunday, January 25, 2009
TOM LEA (1907-2001) Labrador, 1944 Oil on artistboard 10in. x 14in. Signed and titled lower left  At first glance
TOM LEA (1907-2001)Labrador, 1944Oil on artistboard10in. x 14in.Signed and titled lower leftAt first glance,...
Lot 36317
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006

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