50 TEXAS ARTISTS: A CRITICAL SELECTION OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS WORKING IN TEXAS.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986. 120pp. Artist portraits by Texas photographer Gay Block. Tan cloth with the title in gilt on the cover and spine. First edition. Externally, a bright, fine copy. Internally, there is an adhesive mark from an old label and creases to the front and rear flys, except as noted, a fine copy. The unclipped white, pictorial dust jacket shows only the slightest bit of edgewear, else, fine. The author, a renowned art curator, selects fifty artists and sculptors living and working in Texas in the mid-1980s. She includes a representative work and a personal statement by each of the artists, offering insights into their artistic process. Begins with a historic overview of Texas art, artists, galleries, and museums from their modest beginnings early in the twentieth century to their substantial development by the middle of the century. An important work on the subject of Texas art and its artists.