“Rio Grande,” oil on canvas by Tom Lea, 1954, courtesy El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Decherd

“Rio Grande,” oil on canvas by Tom Lea, 1954, courtesy El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Decherd

Looking to impress holiday visitors or beef up your Texas bona fides? Consider a trip to one of four special exhibitions on Tom Lea (1907-2001), the artist, author, and historian from El Paso known for his insightful chronicling of 20th-Century Texas and the world. Get a variety of perspectives on Lea at the El Paso Museum of Art’s Tom Lea as Draftsman and Illustrator; the Bullock Museum in Austin’s Tom Lea: Chronicler of 20th Century America; the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine’s Tom Lea Retrospective; and the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg’s Tom Lea, LIFE Magazine and World War II.

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