Texas Originals

John Biggers

Posted on · This African-American artist and educator is best known for his murals in Houston. Maya Angelou described Biggers work as historic that "...leads us through his expressions into the discovery of ourselves at our most intimate level."

Texas Originals

Tom Lea

Posted on · Author and artist who is best known for the sweeping murals inspired by West Texas landscapes. His style was described as "the wonderful, ever changing light on the structure of the world."

Texas Originals

Barbara Jordan

Posted on · The first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the South, the first woman to deliver a keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, and the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.