Porfirio Salinas (American, 1910-1973)
    Bluebonnets near San Antonio
    Oil on canvas
    25-1/8 x 30-1/8 inches (63.8 x 76.5 cm)
    Signed lower left: Porfirio Salinas

    Porfirio Salinas was born at Bastrop, Texas in 1911, but soon moved to San Antonio. The son of tenant farmers, he was one of the first Mexican-American artists to gain national fame. He began assisting Robert William Wood in the latter's studio about 1925. Salinas accompanied Wood and Jose Arpa-with whom Wood was then studying-on plein air sketching trips in the hills surrounding San Antonio. The San Antonio Competitive Exhibitions, held from 1927-1929, chiseled in the budding artist's mind the obsession of Texans with their native flora. (After Julian Onderdonk, no Texas artist is more identified with Texas bluebonnets.) By the late 1940s, Salinas's career began to soar. Lyndon B. Johnson's favorite artist, his paintings were featured prominently in the vice-president's residence and The White House, further increasing the demand for Salinas's paintings.

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    Unlined canvas; There appears to be craquelure, most notably in sky; faint stretcher creases and light surface grime; under UV exam, there appears to be a few small lines of inpainting in distant mountains in center of work as well as a few dots in sky, most notably above far right tree. Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 37.75 X 1.75 Inches

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