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

So You Don’t Like The Way You Look?

To a plastic surgeon, your face is just the beginning.

Miss Van Buren Comes To Texas

An evocative American portrait is one of 75 masterpieces from the Phillips Collection now on display in Dallas. A photographic exhibit in Austin on family life covered just about everything but the family.

His Name Was Forrest Bess

He was wildly eccentric, he lived in a shanty on the Gulf, he subsisted as a bait fisherman, he had bizarre notions of eternal life. He may have been the best artist Texas has ever produced.

His Name Was Forrest Bess

He was wildly eccentric, he lived in a shanty on the Gulf, he subsisted as a bait fisherman, he had bizarre notions of eternal life. He may have been the best artist Texas has ever produced.

The Elegiac Image

Photographer George Krause draws the viewer into a twilight world where jocks, saints, and nudes seem almost mystical.

The Elegiac Image

Photographer George Krause draws the viewer into a twilight world where jocks, saints, and nudes seem almost mystical.

The Empress’s New Clothes

What you won’t see from Dallas designers is lots of froufrou. What you will see is a look tailored for the working woman.

The Inside Skinny On Dallas Designers

Who’s who, and who’s doing what to whom: a brief guide.

The Inside Skinny On Dallas Designers

Who’s who, and who’s doing what to whom: a brief guide.

The Shrine Of The Bleached Skull

Roy Fridge’s curious assemblages reflect the cryptic world he created to replace the one he left behind.

The Shrine Of The Bleached Skull

Roy Fridge’s curious assemblages reflect the cryptic world he created to replace the one he left behind.

Tintypes And Stormscapes

A new book on the Amon Carter Museum’s photography collection chronicles one and a half colorful centuries of America in haunting black and white.

Tintypes And Stormscapes

A new book on the Amon Carter Museum’s photography collection chronicles one and a half colorful centuries of America in haunting black and white.

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