OFFICIAL COWBOY ARTIST of the LONE STAR STATE
John W. "Tex" Moore was born near Fort Worth, Texas in 1865. He was a self taught painter of the West in Texas and the Yellowstone Park areas. Tex Moore's father started the Abilene Trail. Moore worked as a cowboy when the range was "open" and drew by the chuckwagon fire at night. He was a Texas Ranger and an Indian Scout with General Crook in the campaign against Geronimo's Apaches. Encouraged by the work of Remington, Moore painted cowboy genre scenes and landscapes of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. About 1885, he opened a studio near Yellowstone Park. The Santa Fe Railroad commissioned a painting of the Grand Canyon. In 1935, Moore returned to Texas, establishing his studio in Wichita Falls. That same year the Texas Legislature in its Resolution 48 designated him the "Official Cowboy Artist of the Lone Star State."
This amazing book recounts the adventures and life of Tex Moore. A wonderful item of Americana. Frontispiece of Tex and actual photos of his original paintings.
Published by Wichita Printing Company in 1935 Presumed, unstated FIRST EDITION Hardcover book is in Very Good Condition with minor edgewear - rubbed edges & corners Gilt lettering on front of book - hand written lettering on spine of book Withdrawn/Retired Library Book with usual stamps/markings/labels This book was on a Closed Shelf - For Reference Only 147 Crisp, Clean Pages - a few pages toward back of book have tiny edge of bottom corner turned in
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