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Texas Realism

*Organised by the Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas *

Sat 15 Feb – Sat 14 Mar 1992

The isolation of Texas from the mainstream art world of America led to the development of a fascinating strand of realist painting and printmaking. It is being shown in Britain for the first time in this touring exhibition. The work of these artists, including Thomas Hart Benton, Jerry Bywaters and William Lester has an intensity of vision that comes near to Surrealism, while the German artist George Grosz, best known for his satirical drawings, is here revealed in his later career as a sensitive chronicler of life in small town America.

Toured by the John Judkyn Memorial, Bath with financial assistance from the Vero Group, Houston Texas