Although Johnnie Swearingen was one of Texas’ best self-taught artists, his riotous paintings of his native Washington County were anathema to some of the local gentry. Now, in a satisfying twist, the works are proudly displayed at the Chappell Hill Historical Museum. Call it artistic justice.
August 1, 2000 | by Julie Ardery | Feature
His “World Leaders” series of portraits opened last week at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, albeit to mixed reviews. What should the former President paint next?