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The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz

Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:00 AM - Saturday, September 21, 2024 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601

Lecture | Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 6 pm
Guest Speakers: Drs. Linda and Bill Reaves, Curators, Authors, Collectors

Artist Edward “Buck” Muegge Schiwetz (1898-1984) was born in Cuero, Texas on August 24, 1898. After their brief stay in New York, Schiwetz moved back to Houston where he became a partner in what was to become Wilkinson – Schiwetz and Tips, which later became McCann-Erickson.  While in Houston, Schiwetz won many awards for his sketches and paintings of Texas buildings, landscapes and oilfields throughout the 1930s and 1940s.  He also won the Houston Popular Prize in 1951 – 1952. His work was exhibited throughout the country, including the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Other honors bestowed upon him include his selection as the official state artist of Texas for 1977-1978 and as the artist-in-residence at his Alma Mater, Texas A&M during the school’s centennial celebration in 1976.  This retrospective exhibition of the work of Schiwetz is organized by William and Linda Reeves and Texas A & M University and will include drawings, prints, watercolors and oil paintings dated from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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