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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this webpage for more details.