Bluebonnets by Porfirio Salinas

Bluebonnets by Porfirio Salinas
Title: Bluebonnets by Porfirio Salinas

Artist: Salinas, Porfirio

Stock Number: MP-5712

Availability: 1
Price: $18,000.00

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Subject:   Landscape
Dimension:   16.00in x 20.00in
Classification:   Originals
Media:   Oil
Style:   Impressionist
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<p> Porfirio Salinas was born in Bastrop, Texas on November 6, 1910. He lived most of his life in San Antonio, Texas where he died on April 18, 1973. Salinas attended the public schools of San Antonio for three years and was largely self taught as an artist. He learned from watching Jose Arpa, director of the San Antonio Art School, sketch in the streets and fields of San Antonio. He also learned from Robert Wood, a prolific landscape painter, who paid him five dollars a picture to paint in bluebonnets on his canvases because he hated to paint bluebonnets. Salinas was conscripted and served in the army from 1943, to 1945. He was assigned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where he painted murals for the officers lounge and other special assignments for Colonel Telesphor Gottchalk, reception center commander. He was allowed to live at home, where he continued his easel painting for the entire duration of his tour of duty.</p>
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