Pedro Lazcano (1909-1973), River Scene, oil on canvasboard, 9 x 12", frame: 12.5 x 15.5"
Born in the village of Villa Del Carmen outside of Mexico City, Lazcano moved to San Antonio, Texas when he was 3 years old and attended the Navarro School. As an adult, he was an embosser and ran the printing press for Pabst Engraving Company who also had a gallery on the second floor selling works by Porfirio Salinas, Dawson-Watson, Robert Wood and others. Pedro was a friend/associate of Porfirio Salinas and they would go on sketching trips together as mentioned by Salinas' daughter. He would sell his paintings of downtown San Antonio to business people to hang in their offices and barter to doctors. Beginning in the late 50's or early 60's he painted full time for the remainder of his life.