Porfirio Salinas Painting, 18″ x 22″ of Texas Landscape, Sells for $5,838 at NateDSanders.com
Porfirio Salinas Painting
Porfirio Salinas is a legend in the Texas art world and we, here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, have sold three Porfirio Salinas painting examples. Each small canvas has sold in the four figures. Here are descriptions, pictures and prices for each:
Oil Porfirio Salinas Painting on Canvas — 1965
Oil Porfirio Salinas painting of the Texas landscape, rendered in gorgeous hues of orange and green. Signed to lower left, “Porfirio Salinas – 1965″. Salinas’ work was known locally in San Antonio, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson became avid collectors. In 1963, when Johnson succeeded to the Presidency and Salinas’ paintings were seen hanging in the White House, the popularity of his work skyrocketed. Artwork measures 12″ x 16″, framed to an overall size of 18″ x 22”. In near fine condition. Sold for $5,838.
Porfirio Salinas painting of “El Cordobes” by the famed Texas artist; signed at lower left and titled at upper right. Intriguing still-life captures the matador’s moment of victory in vibrant shades of red, yellow and purple. Porfirio Salinas grew up in the San Antonio area, learning much of his craft from Texas artists Jose Arpa, Robert Wood and Helen Slimp. During the 1940’s Salinas attracted the attention of Lyndon Johnson, an avid collector of his works. The cities of Austin and Bastrop currently honor Salinas with festivals celebrating his works. Oil on canvas measures 16″ x 20″; framed, 22″ x 26″. An excellent example of Salinas’ works, known for celebrating the cultures of both Mexico and Texas. Sold for $2,100
Early Porfirio Salinas painting. Measures 9″ x 7″; framed, 18.25″ x 16.25″. Canvas signed to lower left. Salinas was born and raised in San Antonio and painted in Texas all his life. Though he was primarily self-taught, he also studied painting with Jose Arpa, Robert Wood and Helen Slimp. His Texas Hill Country landscapes drew wide acclaim during his lifetime, even attracting the attention of fellow Texan Lyndon Johnson, who became an avid collector of Salinas’ works. More than thirty years after his death, Salinas remains one of the most celebrated Texas artists. This piece, titled in pencil to verso, “Painting of White and Gold,” shows a flowered meadow and a wide country road beneath a cloud-filled sky. Minor separation at joints of frame, otherwise sturdy. A great early Salinas piece in fine condition. Sold for $4,050