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Dwight Clay Holmes (1900-1986), Mexico, 1948, oil on board, 22 x 28", frame: 28.5 x 32.5"

Holmes began his study of art early, in Galveston, his instructor there being W. L. Dodge. He entered TCU in 1918, studying art under Dura Brokaw Cockrell. He soon became student assistant in the Art Department. From 1918 until 1923, when he received his degree at TCU, young Dwight paid all his expenses by means of various types of art. He specialized in painting the beauty of the Davis Mountains and surrounding country in West Texas. He painted landscapes in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Old Mexico. Going abroad, he studied modeling with George Franz of Germany and Miska Lengyel of Austria Hungary. Holmes spent much time painting in the parks of Fort Worth.

Condition

Good; light grime throughout; small loss at upper left approx. 1/4"

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  • 20.5%

Dwight Clay Holmes (1900-1986), Mexico, 1948, oil/board

Estimate $2,800 - $3,200Aug 11, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Katy Alexander
Fine Art Specialist
7233 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
United States
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