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People of the World Painted By Texana: As They are Where They are, Portfolio II


Published by Los Angeles, 1965
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Near Fine. 14 excellent tipped-in color reproductions of Texana's paintings of Equatorial Hegira, Madagascar, Zanzibar, etc., in Portfolio. With accompanying materials, including booklet from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Texana, painter of People of the World, was born Mary Burger in Abilene, Texas in 1916. Taking the name Texana from her grandmother, she was one of the first persons in America to be legally granted a one word name by a superior court judge in Los Angeles, California in 1953. She was awarded the People to People International Artist of the Year award in 1974, an organization founded by Dwight Eisenhower. Texana's efforts to foster world peace and understanding through the international language of art were recognized in 1977 with a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. She also received numerous other awards, and throughout her lifetime she was known as a goodwill ambassador with a paintbrush. For over four decades, Texana has traveled to the remotest corners of the globe with her "moving studio." She was accompanied by only canvases, paintbrushes, and an easel. Texana went to paint the inhabitants of other countries in their daily rural settings, painting the people "as they are, where they are." She sought to capture the faces of the people before they were erased into oblivion "by the onset of encroaching 'civilization'." Thus, her wanderings began to create a living history of world cultures. Covers of Portfolio show mild wear. Very mild and limited wear/soiling to page edges; otherwise clean, crisp, tight & bright, unmarked. Portfolio measures approx. 11.5" x 14.5". A very nice copy and a wonderful addition to your library. Very Scarce. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Ask all questions; glad to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 501503

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Title: People of the World Painted By Texana: As ...

Publisher: Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1965

Edition: First edition

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