Prolific Texas Artist Billy Hassell Presents Illuminating Nature Exhibition Through March 23 at TMA


New works by a Texas artist and environmentalist widely known for capturing the natural beauty of his native state on a grand scale are the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s major exhibition Illuminating Nature: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper by Billy Hassell.

Organized by the TMA, Illuminating Nature features close to 30 recent paintings, lithographs and mixed-media creations by Hassell, an artist noted for his large canvases and vivid color palette – including several freshly completed pieces never before seen by the public. Many of the notable works in the exhibition highlight the Dallas native’s best-known subject of birds, such as Road Runner South of Marfa, a painting the TMA added to its Permanent Collection in 2011; and a woodland scene capturing the distinct character of the Tyler area, 2012’s Spring in East Texas. 

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