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    PORFIRIO SALINAS (American, 1910-1973)
    Rio Frio, 1965
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Porfirio Salinas 1965

    Porfirio Salinas stands among the most widely collected and beloved Texas artists. His impressionistic depictions of the Texas landscape have helped to inspire the rising popularity of Texas art as a focus for collectors, scholars, and exhibitions. Born on a farm near Austin in 1910, Salinas never lost touch with the land, and his work reflects his personal relationship with the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. His career was significantly advanced by the introduction of his work to important private collectors such as Texas Governor John Connally and President Lyndon Johnson. Landscapes by Salinas skyrocketed in value after President Johnson endorsed Salinas as his "favorite artist" despite the derision of regionalist art often expressed by critics of the time.




    Condition Report*: Good condition. Framed dimensions: 32x38
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    20th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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