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Art by State: Texas

Art by State: Texas

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Texas

Texas
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Sam Houston (Representative, Senator, Governor)

Statue

Stephen Austin (Colonizer)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

John N. Garner, Speaker (by Seymour M. Stone)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Sam Rayburn, Speaker (by Douglas Chandor)

Portrait

House wing

Portrait

House wing

Bust

Senate wing

Vice President John Nance Garner (by James Earle Fraser)

Bust

Senate wing

Bust

Senate wing

Vice President George H.W. Bush (by Walker Hancock)

Painting

Senate wing

John H. Reagan, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

House wing

Betty B. Brown

San Sabo, Texas

Portrait of William M. Colmer

Artist

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Douglas Chandor

b. Weatherford, Texas

Portrait of Sam Rayburn

Artist

Victor Lallier

Fort Worth, Texas

Portraits of: George P. Miller in the Rayburn building, Albert Thomas in the Rayburn Building, Thomas E. Morgan in the Rayburn Building and Wright Patman

Artist

Elisabet Ney

d. Austin, Texas

Statue of Stephen Austin and Sam Houston

Last Updated: November 20, 2013