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Gus On The Porch

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Bill Wittliff

Original Photograph

The SHELTON SMITH COLLECTION is honored to represent Bill Wittliff and his classic collection of great LONESOME DOVE photographs. Each photograph is archivally printed and signed by Bill. They are available in two different sizes and can be framed to museum standards for an additional charge. In addition, larger size custom prints are available by special order.

Additional photographs(L-R): Gus On The Porch; Call&Gus; Call in Lonesome Dove; Augustus; Clara-Lorena; Crossing The Rio Grande; Looking for a New Cook

Artist Bio

Bill Wittliff is a distinguished writer, film producer, and photographer whose images have been exhibited in the United States and abroad, and published in three monographs—Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (2004), La Vida Brinca: Tragaluz Photographs (2006), and A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove (2007)—as well as in A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove (2012), all with the University of Texas Press. Bill’s photographic work has also appeared in numerous exhibitions, catalogs, books, and periodicals. As a screen writer and producer, his credits include The Black Stallion, Legends of the Fall, The Perfect Storm, and Lonesome Dove, among others. Bill is a past president and Fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters and a recipient of major awards for writing, film making, and book design. In 2012, the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity selected Bill as their Man of the Year. He is cofounder, with his wife, Sally, of Austin’s highly regarded Encino Press and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Bill’s documentary photographs of Mexico’s vaqueros have been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions throughout this country and in Mexico, including the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and the Texas Capitol. In Japan, the Vaquero images represented the United States during its bicentennial year. His exhibition Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is currently on view at the Wittliff Collections in Texas State’s Alkek Library, making a stop while touring with Humanities Texas.

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