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A New Mobile Tour Dedicated to a Texas Artist

Pictured: Lea with "The Price" in his El Paso studio, 1944.
Credit: The Tom Lea Institute
Pictured: Lea, T. (1954) Rio Grande [Oil on canvas] Collection of El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas.
Credit: Copyright Catherine Lea Weeks
See Texas in a Painter’s Light

A Brief Introduction to Tom Lea

Lea, T. (1942) Comanches mural [Oil on canvas] Post Office, Seymour, Texas.
Credit: Copyright Catherine Lea Weeks

Tom Lea and World War II

Lea. T. (1944) The 2000 Yard Stare [Oil on canvas].
Credit: Life Collection of Art, WWII US Army Center of Military History, Ft Belvoir, VA.

On His Experiences During World War II

From Pictures to Words

Pictured: Printed in two volumes in 1957, this collector's edition of The King Ranch was printed on linen to resemble the saddle blankets used on the ranch.
Credit: Henrietta Center, Kingsville, TX via Tom Lea Institute.

Lea and the King Legacy

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