Peter Rogers, Artist of Iconic Texas Mural, Speaks Tonight at the State Library and Archives

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Peter Rogers, the artist of “Texas Moves Toward Statehood,” a dramatic mural of Texas history that has been a fixture in the lobby of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building for 50 years, will return to Austin for a public talk. The mural was originally commissioned to the artist Peter Hurd, a renowned Western artist from New Mexico and son-in-law of the noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Hurd passed the commission on to his new British son-in-law, Rogers, who had recently married Hurd’s daughter, Carol.

Free and open to the public, The Peter Rogers event will take place at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin. Your RSVP is encouraged at rsvp@tsl.texas.gov. Visit this webpage for more details.

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July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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