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Coming Cumuli, by Frank Reaugh, 1937

Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

Coming Cumuli (detail view), 1937, by Frank Reaugh, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Untitled [Hummingbird in Flight], by Octavio Medellin, 1975

Untitled linocut, 1975, by
Octavio Medellin, Bywaters
Special Collections, SMU
[Oak Tree], By Everett F. Spruce, ca. 1934-1935

Oak Tree, ca. 1934-1935,
by Everett Spruce,
Dallas Public Library
 Mason County Landscape, by Charles T. Bowling, 1938

Mason County Landscape,
1938, by Charles Bowling,
Dallas Museum of Art
It's Hot, by Coreen M. Spellman, 1947

It's Hot, 1940,
by Coreen Spellman,
Dallas Museum of Art
Woman's Head, by Allie Victoria Tennant

Woman's Head by Allie
Tennant, Dallas Museum of Art
Cowboy Head, by Jerry Bywaters, ca. 1940

Cowboy Head, ca. 1940,
by Jerry Bywaters

About the Collection

Holding library: Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library

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Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper is a joint digital collections project between SMU Libraries' Bywaters Special Collections and Norwick Center for Digital Solutions; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Dallas Public Library’s Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division and Fine Books Division; the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; and SMU's Meadows Museum.

The goal of the project is to provide access to a wide range of digitized copies of works by Texas artists.

Collection Materials

The Texas Artists digital collection comprises over 2,300 digitized paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are held by the five institutions.

Southern Import, 1953, by Janet Turner, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU

Holdings and Highlights

The collection contains items from more than a dozen Texas artists, including:

Page 58 from DeForrest Judd's Caddo Sketchbook, ca. 1950s-1970s, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU

Complete Sketchbooks

There are three complete sketchbooks by Jerrry Bywaters: Sketchbook 01 (Colorado), Sketchbook: 02 (Colorado), and Sketchbook: 03 (New Mexico, Arizona)

There are nine complete sketchbooks from DeForrest Judd: Colorado; Gulf Coast; Caddo Lake; Taos '67; Big Bend; Big Bend, Hill Country, Caddo Lake; Mexico '68; Caddo; and Colorado '66.

There are 5 sketchbooks or sets of sketches from Everett Spruce: Ennis Figure Pads brand sketchbook, ca. 1950s; Make-A-Note brand sketchbook; E. Spruce Sketches 1931-32 sketchbook; Rembrandt Oil and Water Colors brand sketchbook, ca. 1940-1941; and Loose individual sketches, ca. 1939-1940.

There is a sketchbook by Edward Eisenlohr: Encyclopadie des Landwirthschaft (Encyclopedia of Agriculture), comprising 44 pages, and his illustrated storybook Ein Verlobungs - Epos des Glycerinus Bombenmeier. (Epic Poem for the Betrothal of Glycerinus and Bombenmeier.), comprising 16 pages

View more works by Texas artists in these other collections from the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections:

Items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections are digitized following the nCDS Digitization Guidelines and Procedures. Digital collections are created under the guidelines of the Digital Collections Workflow and Metadata Guidelines, or through specialized metadata profiles tailored for the collection.

The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of the copyright holders. Copyright information is included in the metadata record for each item. Some items are restricted to on-campus viewing only.

For more information about this collection, contact the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions at