Posted on · A gifted stage and screen actor who left his mark on Hollywood and Austin.
Posted on · He was a pioneering folklorist who collected tales from Texas slaves and single-handedly preserved the African-American folklore from Texas.
Posted on · A historian who wrote the definitive portrait of the life along the Texas-Mexico border during the Texas Revolution.
Posted on · He was an artist who created large paintings and murals depicting life in early Texas. His most famous work captured the iconic cattle drives that defined Texas ranching. He became known as the "dean of Texas artists."
Posted on · He was a filmmaker who made his mark in the movies. His career included the highest grossing silent film of all time.
Posted on · He was an author who love the outdoors. His most influential works were defined by the natural world of Texas.
Posted on · They were two iconic collectors and curators of art. The Menil Collection remains true to their vision of art as a spiritual pursuit.
Posted on · He was born a slave, but through education and hard work, became a civic and political force in the years following Reconstruction.
Posted on · She was a pioneering and award winning author and poet. She said her stories were "true in the way a work of fiction should be true, created out of all the scattered particles of life."
Posted on · He was a folklorist and teacher who spent most of his life writing about the culture of the west. Many of his writings and books were about life in Texas.
Posted on · He was an influential political and military figure in the Texas Revolution and in the early days of the Republic of Texas.
Posted on · She was a real person who lived a life that was portrayed and exaggerated in film. Belle was a fast-living, hard-driving woman who became known as the "Bandit Queen."
Posted on · Chancellor of the University of Texas and world-class collector of books. The Ransom Center at UT is part of his legacy.
Posted on · He commanded the Ranger Battalion on D-Day that scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Normandy. After the war, he came home to serve in many roles including president of Texas A&M University.
Posted on · A folklorist whose love of music led to a lifelong mission of collecting and recording folk songs performed in almost every state.