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The image at the top of the screen is from a piece held in our Permanent Collection. It is a graphite drawing by James Surls titled Bless Her Soul, done in 1986. According to his website, Surls “(was born on) April 19th, 1943 in Terrell, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1966 and from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1968. He taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX from 1968 to 1976. He then moved to Splendora, TX with his wife and artist-Charmaine Locke. He lived in Splendora a little over 20 years. While there he founded the Lawndale Alternative Arts Space at the University of Houston in the late 70’s. Lawndale was a thriving artist community where he continued to teach and encourage and, where he produced a large body of work. Surls currently resides and has his studio in Carbondale, CO.  He has lived in Carbondale, CO since 1997.”

Published by Derek Frazier

I'm the Interpretation Manager at the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas.

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