MILLS BUILDING PROMENADE
123 West Mills • 915 533-0048 • Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nine Tom Lea Paintings from the Peggy and W. E. Wilcox Collection
Special exhibit at the Mills Building Promenade at 123 West Mills
On view September 30-December 30, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
12 noon-1:30 p.m. • Free
Before his death in 2001 at the age of 93, Tom Lea told Adair Margo, Tom Lea Institute founder and his oral biographer, that he was pleased that his paintings were in the homes of friends, “as a kind of conversation between me and my friends.” Through the generosity of David and John Wilcox, owners/heirs of the Peggy & W. E. Wilcox Collection, nine previously unseen works of Lea’s art will be experienced for the first time, including one of Lea’s most iconic paintings, Sabbath Afternoon (1969). Others include Pay Day (1961); World’s Far Edge (1975); Sentinel (1976); and studies for Word in the Night (1961).
Sabbath Afternoon, 1969, oil on canvas
Peggy and W. E. Wilcox collection.