Here's a real beauty, a 25x30 original oil painting on canvas by famous Texas listed artist: Porfirio Salinas of The Texas Hill country. Country road Oak trees Cactus etc. Of this gorgeous Texas landscape: titled by Heritage: "Hill Country Road". It has been professionally restored to museum quality... A one of kind real beauty!
Please look at all my other oil paintings; Texas Hill Country Bluebonnets: Salinas Robert Wood Fred Darge Rolla Tayler Gaitha Browning W. Slaughter WRThrasher Roger Ikers Freeman Garvin Harris Olan Travis Jerry Malzahn Kovach Krogle Sharp Don Warran Lazzaro Hardy Martin Kendrick Vail William Orth Corson Franklin Blackman Gibson Garza Shelton Roney Shepler Dillard Nabinger Massey Mae Barbee Bilson Kee Barry Joe Grandee Wolf Windsor Fox Gomez etc.Porfirio Salinas was active/lived in Texas. Porfirio Salinas is known for landscape, structure, and genre painting. Blooming Yucca along Texas Path. Today, his works remain popular with Texas collectors and those who love landscapes of the beautiful "Hill Country" that lies in the center of the state. One of the first Mexican-American painters to become widely recognized for his art, Salinas was a favorite of President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, as well as of Sam Rayburn, the longest-serving Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Texas Governor John Connelly. In fact, President Johnson was so enamored with his Salinas paintings that the artist will forever be associated with America's first Texas-born President.
Works by Porfirio Salinas are in a number of museum collections, grace the halls of the Texas State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion in Austin, and are included in virtually every major private collection of Early Texas Art. Porfirio Salinas was born on November 6, 1910 near the small town of Bastrop, Texas, about thirty miles from Austin. Chavez, struggled to make a hardscrabble living as tenant farmers, but eventually were forced to give up farming. The family moved to San Antonio, where Salinas' father was able to get a job working as a laborer for the railroad, but the scenic area around Bastrop, with its pine trees and the wide expanse of the Rio Grande River, would forever remain a touchstone for the artist.
For the rest of his life, Salinas and his brothers went back frequently to visit their grandmother in her little farmhouse. When in Bastrop, Porfirio painted on the banks of the Rio Grande or in the groves of pine trees.
The Salinas family was close-knit and Porfirio was the middle child of five children, so he had an older brother and sister as well as a younger brother and sister. His mother was a native of Mexico, so throughout his childhood the family made the long drive to Mexico to visit Clara Salinas' family. As a child growing up in the bi-lingual section of San Antonio, Salinas drew and painted incessantly and by the time he was ten, he was already producing work that was mature enough to sell to his schoolteachers. Many years later in an article in the New York Times he was described as a boy whose textbooks were seldom opened and whose sketchbook was never closed.
Instead of studying, the young artist spent his spare time watching artists paint in and around San Antonio. As an aspiring painter, Salinas was fortunate to grow up in the historic city, which had the most active art scene in Texas. It was his exposure to older, professional painters that encouraged the precocious young painter to leave school early in order to help his family and pursue a career as a professional artist, despite his father's inability to see art as a career with any future for his son. When Salinas was about fifteen he came to know the artist Robert W. He met Wood while he was employed in an art supply store and he soon began to work as an assistant to the English-born painter, who had moved from Portland to San Antonio in 1924.Salinas was an eager young man, and while working in Wood's downtown San Antonio studio he learned to stretch canvases, frame paintings and to sketch in larger compositions from small plein-air studies for the English artist. He began to accompany Wood and Arpa to the hills outside San Antonio, where they painted small Plein-air studies of fields of blue lupin - the state flower, the famous "Bluebonnets" of Texas - in the springtime and scenes of the gnarled Red Oaks as they changed color in the fall.
According to a 1972 newspaper story, Legend has it that one day in the 1920s artist Robert Wood decided he could not bear to paint another bluebonnet in one of his landscapes. He hired young Porfirio Salinas to paint them in for him at five dollars a painting. Whether this story is accurate or apocryphal isn't clear, but the ambitious and independent young Salinas wasn't destined to be anyone's assistant for very long. The item "25x30 original 1940 oil painting by Porfirio Salinas titled Hill Country Road" is in sale since Friday, August 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "buytexasart" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands.