Porfirio Salinas was born in Texas, raised in Texas and he died in Texas. He is one of the Lone Star State’s most collected and respected artists, and he is one of the great painters of Texas’ bluebonnets, Hill Country, old Spanish-style missions and cattle scenes. This work, which has those classic bluebonnets so sought after by collectors, shows a landscape near New Braunfels, northeast of San Antonio. Salinas, whose mother was from Mexico, grew up in a bilingual neighborhood in San Antonio. It was there that Salinas would meet and work for painter Robert Wood, who would help the younger artist launch his career. One unconfirmed story that swirls around their business arrangement is that Wood could not stomach to paint any more bluebonnets, so he paid Salinas $5 per painting to add bluebonnets to landscape scenes.
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