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Tom Lea

Tom Lea, American painter, writer.

Background

  • Lea, Tom was born on July 11, 1907 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Tom and Zola (Utt) Lea.

  • Education

    • Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1926. Doctor of Letters, Baylor University, 1967. Doctor of Humane Letters, Southern Methodist University, 1970.

    Career

    • Mural painter, commercial artist, art teacher, Chgo, 1926-1933. Student in Italy, 1930, New Mexico, 1933-1935. Staff Laboratory Anthropology, Santa Fe, 1933-1935.

    Works

    • The Brave Bulls: A novel
    • One of Texas's true renaissance men, Tom Lea (1907-2001) was already a noted artist, muralist, and book illustrator when he published his first novel, The Brave Bulls, in 1949.
    • The Brave Bulls
    • One of Texas's true renaissance men, Tom Lea (1907-2001) was already a noted artist, muralist, and book illustrator when he published his first novel, The Brave Bulls, in 1949.
    • The Wonderful Country
    • Tom Lea's The Wonderful Country opens as mejicano pistolero Martín Bredi is returning to El Puerto [El Paso] after a fourteen-year absence.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Catherine Dighton, July 14, 1938. 1 son, James Dighton.
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    Born July 11, 1907
    Died January 28, 2001
    (aged 93)
    • 1926
      Art Institute Chicago
    • 1967
      Baylor University
    • 1970
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1930
      student in Italy
    • 1933 - 1935
      staff Laboratory Anthropology
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina
    • 1933 - 1935
      student in Italy
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