Now through November 29, “Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West” shines the spotlight on an early plein air painter of the Southwest, a pioneer who designed a foldable lap easel and led annual sketch trips in Texas in the early 20th century.
This exhibition is on view at, and draws from, the Harry Ransom Center, a museum at the University of Texas at Austin. The Harry Ransom Center owns 217 pieces by Reaugh; more than 100 are included in this show. Reaugh, a pastelist, rode with Texas cowboys and sketched roundups back when those daunting trips were at their height.
Frank Reaugh painting on location. Photo courtesy of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
“The Coming Herd, Morning,” by Frank Reaugh, pastel on cardboard, 12 3/16 x 24 in.
Collection of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
For more information, visit the Harry Ransom Center’s webpage on the show