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 Visit this webpage for more details.

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