The Texas State Historical Association is proud to present “West Texas” giclée canvas limited edition print by Everett Spruce. This reproduction is published from the artist’s original 30″ x 24″ work. Each giclée is made with only the finest museum grade archival inks, canvas, and coatings. This piece is in the hands of a private collection and probably will never be offered on the market again. A giclée (prounounced “zhee-CLAY”), is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high-tech reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclées are produced from digital scans of actual artwork and not from photographed images.Everett Franklin Spruce (American, 1908 -?? 2002) – Born in Conway, Arkansas, Spruce studied with Olin Travis and Thomas Stell at the Dallas Art Institute. He exhibited at the Texas Centennial Exposition and in 1937 was the first Dallas artist to exhibit at New York’s Delphic Studios. The Museum of Modern Art acquired a Spruce painting in 1939, and in 1940 he joined the faculty of the University of Texas. In the mid 1940s, Spruce began to paint often near Sanderson in West Texas. Transitioning from his more purely Regionalist works of the late 1930s with their devotion to the “Italian Primitives,” Spruce became more and more focused on the rawness and brutality of the West Texas landscape. Moreover, plant forms became more abstract and rather anthropomorphic as seen in The Gate. Even the sky itself has assumed a solidity not seen in Spruce’s earlier work.