|Limited Editions of America
|From left to right; Michael Sloan, Governor Don Sunquest, Melloney Sloan, Argyll Ware,
and Dustin Ware.
|Texas Governor Rick Perry and Official Artist of Texas, George Boutwell
hold the first in the edition of "Treasures of Texas".
Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1943. After his Mothers
untimely death in 1945, he and his father traveled around the
country and finally ended up in San Antonio, Texas, where
George attended the first grade. They had lived in Connecticut,
Vermont, Maine, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee,
California and Texas.
George spent most of his life in Austin and moved to Bosque
County in 1987 where he and his wife Martha live on a ranch
near Clifton, in a 1904 Victorian home known as Highview,
which is set on the crest of a hill overlooking the Bosque River
The Boutwell's have two daughters: Valerie 40, and Kimberlee
38; two grandsons: Josh 11 and Brady 7 and one
granddaughter, Kaylee 4.
Hobbies and interests include Historic Preservation, old cars,
fossil hunting and observation of wildlife and Longhorn Cattle.
George was Art Director for Texas Highways Magazine from
1966 to 1972 and became aware of the diversity of Texas
during that time and this awareness has become the focus of
his life's work. George has refused to specialize in one Genre
of Art and only limits the scope of his work to Texas. He has
been able to make his living exclusively from his Art for 33
The Boutwell's former home in Austin won a 1983Austin
Heritage Society Award which was presented at the Governor's
Mansion. George was an appointed member of the Austin
Historic Landmark Commission from 1982 to 1985.
George is one of the most prolific artists around painting
scenes almost exclusively of the Texas landscape. This is
probably the main reason why Mr. Boutwell was given the title
of "Official Texas State Artist" for 2006 by the Texas
Commission on the Arts and the Texas State Legislature.
George Boutwell was commissioned to paint the 'soon to be'
official painting of The Great State of Texas, "Treasures of
Texas". So Far, Tennessee and Kentucky are the only other
states that are part of the "National Treasures"series which will
consist of all 50 states and one national picture.
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