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Painting the Towns

Jul 31, 2000 By julieardery

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.