Michael Ennis

Michael Ennis has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly since 1977. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the historical novels The Malice of Fortune, Duchess of Milan, and Byzantium, which have been published worldwide. He earned his degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley; taught art history at the University of Texas, Austin; and is a former John D. Rockefeller III Foundation Fellow. His nonfiction writing, on subjects ranging from military preparedness and national politics to art and architecture, has won several national awards; been included in the curriculum of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and has been published in a number of books and anthologies as well as magazines such as Esquire, ARTnews, and Architectural Digest.

Stories

Golden Oldies

Look, but don’t touch-three museums with glittering antiques from Pompeii, India, and Peru.

Golden Oldies

Look, but don’t touch-three museums with glittering antiques from Pompeii, India, and Peru.

The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Houston’s Museum of Fine Art resurrects the genius of Mark Rothko. James Surls tries to answer the tricky question: what is Texas art? Amarillo hosts five pioneers of American photography.

The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Houston’s Museum of Fine Art resurrects the genius of Mark Rothko. James Surls tries to answer the tricky question: what is Texas art? Amarillo hosts five pioneers of American photography.

Making It

Six Texas artisans are busy putting the craft back in craftsmanship.

The Vienna Goods

Austrian artists entered the twentieth century a few years early.

The Vienna Goods

Austrian artists entered the twentieth century a few years early.

Making It

Six Texas artisans are busy putting the craft back in craftsmanship.

The Camera Knows

Photographer Harry Callahan gets the picture. Painter Robert Levers gets his message across loud and clear.

The Collector

Did Helmut Gernsheim make a mistake when he sold his priceless photography collection to UT?

The Collector

Did Helmut Gernsheim make a mistake when he sold his priceless photography collection to UT?

Haute as a Pistol

A Paris fashion show and the cotton-eyed Joe, nowhere but Texas.

Haute as a Pistol

A Paris fashion show and the cotton-eyed Joe, nowhere but Texas.

The Resurrection of Patrick Henry Bruce

Houston Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the works of an unsung American artist. UT-Austin gathers the best contemporary art for “Made in Texas.”

The Resurrection of Patrick Henry Bruce

Houston Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the works of an unsung American artist. UT-Austin gathers the best contemporary art for “Made in Texas.”

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