Austin Deuel (b. 1939), "Troubles Ahead", 1967, oil on canvas, 23.75 x 35.75", frame: 27.25 x 39.25"
Austin Deuel was a Marine combat artist; later he commissioned to create the San Antonio's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated Nov. 9, 1986. The bronze memorial, titled Hill 881 South, depicts a radio operator comforting a wounded comrade. Deuel taught art at the junior college level, ran an art gallery, wrote a San Diego newspaper column on artifacts, traveled abroad, collects Old Master works and contemporary art. He is a sculptor, painter, and muralist; as well he has published the gamut of reproductions from lithographs to greeting cards to calendars and plates, winning many awards in the process since the early 1960's. Austin Deuel is a member of the American Indian and Cowboy Artists Association. He is also an author, and his paintings hang in the US Marine Corps Museum in Washington, D.C. and in many other collections, such as the Maddox Library at Trinity University, where many bronze sculptures of his are on display as well.