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Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper

Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper


Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper is a joint digital collections project between Southern Methodist University’s Central University Libraries' Bywaters Special Collections and Norwick Center for Digital Services; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Dallas Public Library’s Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division and Fine Books Division; the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; and SMU's Meadows Museum.

The goal of the project is to provide access to a wide range of digitized copies of works by Texas artists.

About the Collection

Collection Materials

The Texas Artists digital collection comprises 1,786 digitized paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are held by the five institutions.

Southern Import, 1953, by Janet Turner, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU

Holdings and Highlights

The collection contains items from more than a dozen Texas artists, including:

Page 58 from DeForrest Judd's Caddo Sketchbook, ca. 1950s-1970s, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU

Complete Sketchbooks

There are three complete sketchbooks by Jerrry Bywaters: Sketchbook 01 (Colorado), Sketchbook: 02 (Colorado), and Sketchbook: 03 (New Mexico, Arizona)

There are nine complete sketchbooks from DeForrest Judd: Colorado; Gulf Coast; Caddo Lake; Taos '67; Big Bend; Big Bend, Hill Country, Caddo Lake; Mexico '68; Caddo; and Colorado '66.

There are 5 sketchbooks or sets of sketches from Everett Spruce: Ennis Figure Pads brand sketchbook, ca. 1950s; Make-A-Note brand sketchbook; E. Spruce Sketches 1931-32 sketchbook; Rembrandt Oil and Water Colors brand sketchbook, ca. 1940-1941; and Loose individual sketches, ca. 1939-1940.

There is a sketchbook by Edward Eisenlohr: Encyclopadie des Landwirthschaft (Encyclopedia of Agriculture), comprising 44 pages, and his illustrated storybook Ein Verlobungs - Epos des Glycerinus Bombenmeier. (Epic Poem for the Betrothal of Glycerinus and Bombenmeier.), comprising 16 pages

Related Collections

Otis Dozier Sketchbooks Digital Collection

Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper is one of a growing number of unique digital collections related to Texas art and history that are available through SMU's CUL Digital Collections.

CUL Digital Collections contain thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, imprints, and works of art held by SMU's Central University Libraries special collections.

Related  SMU collections include

The Dallas Museum of Art has available a Texas Artists web page, listing the DMA's resources related to Texas art.

Digitization and Metadata

Guidelines for metadata creation in this collection are found in the customized metadata profile for the collection. Specifications for the digitization of each file are found in the metadata field called Digitization Process. This field describes the digitization specifications for both the archival file and the derivative file that was uploaded into the online collection. Specifications will vary by institution.


The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of the copyright holders. Copyright information is included in the metadata record for each item. Some items are restricted to on-campus viewing only.


Texas State Library and Archives CommissionInstitue of Museum and Library Services

From 2009-2011 this project was partially funded and supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as part of the Train to Share program. The Train to Share program was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Contact Info

For more information about this collection, contact the Norwick Center for Digital Services at