Texas Cowboy


Bertha M. Landers ( American, 1911 - 1996 )

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General Description

Bertha Landers deftly creates a graphic portrait of one of the iconic images of the Lone Star State, the Texas cowboy, here squinting his eyes against the harsh sun while smoking a handrolled cigarette. A skilled printmaker as well as a painter, Landers was born in Winnsboro and studied at Sul Ross State University in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and the Art Students League in New York. She was a founding member of Texas Printmakers.

Excerpt from

William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label copy, 2008.

Fun Facts

  • Bertha Landers founded the audiovisual department at the Dallas Public Library in 1942.