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Lester Hughes
"Night Hawk" West Texas Western Cowboy Rider Painting. Night Cattle Watchman

60s

$1,999

About

Lester Hughes (1940 - ) El Paso Artist Image Size: 20 x 24 Frame Size: 25 x 29 Medium: Oil "Night Hawk" Night Cattle Watchman From El Paso, Texas, Lester Hughes is a self-taught artist who paints imaginative landscapes of the Southwest, often with horse-back riding cowboys intent on their duties. President Ronald Reagan purchased over a dozen paintings by Hughes, and some of them hung in the White House during Reagan's tenure. Back in 1969, when Lester Hughes quit his job as a business supply salesman to become a full time artist, he never dreamed that one day his paintings would hang in the White House. Seven years later, however, this artists' dream came true, when one of his works was presented to President-elect, Ronald Reagan during a 1976 campaign stop in Hughes' home town of El Paso, Texas. According to "Time" magazine that particular painting, a 24" x 36" oil featuring a Southwestern landscape with a dilapidated windmill and old shack, and several of Hughes' other works did hang in the presidential mansion during Reagan's tenure in office. Over the years, Reagan continued to be so enamored with Hughes' paintings that he purchased at least dozen more. Success has not changed Hughes' personality. Looking at his simple life-style, it is difficult to imagine that he numbers a bevy of Congressmen and Senators, and numerous other celebrities such as actress, Betty White, golfer Lee Trevino, and ex-Presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford among the collectors of his work

Details

  • Artist
    Lester Hughes (1940, American)
  • Creation Year
    60s
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Image Size: 20 x 24Price: $1,999
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    San Antonio, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU76935609011

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    Ships From: San Antonio, TX
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