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Amazing People from Lynn County, Texas.

James Gill from Tahoka and San Angelo Texas

 

Pop Art icon James Gill was born in Tahoka Texas December 10, 1934 as James Francis Gill. He grew up in San Angelo where he attended San Angelo High School. In high school, Gill and some friends started a rodeo club to pursue their first dream of being cowboys. His mother, an interior decorator and entrepreneur, encouraged him to have an artistic interest.

 

During his military service, Gill worked as a draftsman and designed posters. Back in Texas, he continued his education at the San Angelo College and continued working for an architectural firm. From 1956-1960 Gill studied architecture and worked as an architectural designer in Midland, and Odessa Texas. From 1960-1961 he studied at the University of Texas, Austin, TX on a painting scholarship. He left Texas in 1962 and moved to Los Angeles, California.

 

 In 1967, the ‘Sao Paulo 9 Biennale' in Brazil showed Gills works with artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg and Edward Hopper. This exhibition led to Gills breakthrough in the international art world.

 

Gill's honors for his artwork include, an Art fellowship at the University of Texas in 1959 an Awarded Purchase Prize, Sixty-seventh Annual American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago in 1964. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney, The Smithsonian Institute, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Portrait Gallery.

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

San Angelo, TX: History and Memories

Remember in Tahoka When (FaceBook)

Life in Tom Green County Texas 1875 - 1950Life in San Angelo Texas 1875 - 1950
Books about Tom Green County People and Places

Books about Tom Green County TexasBooks about People from Tom Green County

Books about Lynn County People and Places

Books about People and Places in Lynn County TexasBooks about Lynn County People and Places

Amazing People from Tom Green County

Famous People from Tom Green CountyFamous People from Tom Green County Texas

Famous People from Lynn County TexasPeople from Lynn County Texas and Their Amazing achievments

Lynn County Treasures

Historic and Nostalgic Items from Tahoka, New Home, O'Donnell, Wilson, Grassland and Wayside Texas  . . . browse Lynn County Treasures (eBay)
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County
 
 
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