Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Gerald Williamson "Jerry" Bywaters (American, 1906-1989)
    In Colorado
    Lithograph on laid paper
    10-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (26.7 x 24.1 cm) (image)
    13-1/8 x 13-1/8 inches (33.3 x 33.3 cm) (sheet)
    Edition of 50
    Signed, titled, and annotated in pencil along lower edge
    Inscribed along lower edge: for Miss Driver - from all the Bywaters - Xmas 1953

    Born in Paris, Texas, Gerard "Jerry" Bywaters moved to Dallas in 1917. He studied at Southern Methodist University, the Dallas Art Institute, and the Art Students League. Bywaters also painted at the American Impressionist colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut as well as in France and Spain. He helped found the Dallas Artists League and the Lone Star Printmakers, exhibiting in most of the major Texas art exhibitions held before World War II. Bywaters was a leading member of a group of young, innovative Texas Regionalists and Modernists, including Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, and Otis Dozier. Eventually, this group would become known as the Dallas Nine, and make Dallas one of the most dynamic centers of American Regionalism during the 1930s and 1940s. Bywaters was director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Art (now the Dallas Museum of Art) from 1943 to 1964. His long tenure had a huge impact on the Dallas arts community, a legacy that continues today.

    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    Condition Report*: Two layers of moderate mat burns; heavy backboard staining; mild buckling to the center left and center right extreme edges. Hinged, matted, and framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 19 X 17.5 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    26th Friday
    Auction Dates
    18th Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    6 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 44
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item