Joe Grandee

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JOE GRANDEE (Am. 1929-)

Exhibited: Custer Exhibition, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX, 1968; solos: Montana Historical Society Museum, Great Falls, 1964, Los Angeles Music Center, 1966, Norton Art Gallery Museum, Shreveport, LA, 1971 and El Paso Museum of Fine Art, 1972; Texas Ranger Museum Show, Waco, TX, 1972.

Awards: U.S. Marine-special award plaque, U.S. Marine 4th Division, 1969; he was honored at special “Grandee Day” in Arlington, by the City of Arlington & Mayor, 1969; named first official artist of Texas, Texas Legislature 7 Gov., 1971.

Work: Cowboy Hall of Fame; Custer Battlefield National Monument; White House, Washington, D. C.; Xavier University Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Montana State Historical Society Museum, Great Falls; Marine Corps Museum Quantico, VA; University of Texas, Arlington.

Commissions: Twenty Mules of Death Valley, U.S. Borax Company, Hollywood, CA, 1965; Linda Bird and Chuck Robb Official Portrait, President Lyndon Baines Johnson Family & Friends, 1967; portrait of Johnny Carson, Rudy Tellez, associate producer NBC, New York City, 1967; portrait of Robert Taylor, U.S. Borax Company for Robert Taylor, Hollywood, CA, 1968; Leander H. McNelly, Texas Ranger, Texas Rangers, East Wing of White House, Washington, D.C., 1972.

Comments: Positions: owner, Joe Grandee Gallery & Museum Old West. Grandee opened his own gallery to display his paintings, drawing, and sculpture works, and to exhibit historical artifacts. Research: Ruizeem water medium. Publications: illustrator, Indian Wars of Texas, 1965; illustrator, Pictorial History of the Texas Rangers, 1969; illustrator, The Grand Duke Alexis in the USA, 1972; illustrator, The Life of Jim Baker (Mountain Man) 1818 - 1898, 1972; contributor, “Cowboy Series”, Time-Life Books, 1972.

Source: Who Was Who in American Art

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