Porfirio Salinas (Texas, 1910-1973), oil on board, Western Landscape with Cactus Flowers. Signed lower left "P. Salinas". Later giltwood frame. 11 1/2" H x 8 5/8" W sight, 12 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W framed. Provenance: The estate of Martha Goldsmith, Clarksville, TN. Biography: The child of Mexican immigrant farmers, Porfirio Salinas worked at a local art supply store in Bastrop, Texas. There, he met the painter Robert William Wood. Salinas worked as a studio assistant to Wood and also learned from Spanish painter Jose Arpa, but eventually became sought after in his own right for his impressionist style, Hill Country landscapes. President Lyndon Johnson was among this most noted patrons, and several Salinas works hung in the White House during his term. Salinas was the subject of a 1962 solo exhibition at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. CONDITION: Some light grime, overall excellent condition. Examined under black light no alterations detected.
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