"A Celebration of Life"--Painterly Realism focusing on Landscapes, Portraits, Wildlife, Still-life
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Gov. S.W.T. Lanham of Tx, Confederate soldier, portrait by Vonnie Kohn
This is a posthumous commission that I have been working on for some time. Mr. S.W.T. Lanham was a governor of Texas during the late 1800's. His 2-story mansion which sits on an entire city block is located in Weatherford, Texas. He was involved in many legislative areas in the state, including the organizing of the University of Texas. As a former Confederate soldier, he was highly esteemed by the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Weatherford. This painting will be presented to the Chapter this week at their monthly meeting. The second image is a close-up of his face. ....oil on canvas/ 24 x 30...Sold
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