UPCOMING GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 2 pm
Location: Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes, TX
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lauren Langford, MD, PhD
Presentation: "Warren Hunter, Texas Artist"
Hunter was born in London, Kimble County, Texas. His father, John Marvin Hunter, established the Frontier Times magazine
in 1923 and founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera in 1927. Warren graduated from Bandera High School and later attended
the Chicago Art Institute, where he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Jeff Hamilton, Sam Houston’s servant, which
hangs in the San Jacinto Monument Museum.
A traditional realist, Hunter’s watercolors, oils, and etchings depict many scenes of Texas. His paintings are
included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution and the White House. He also did artwork for Southwest Research Institute
for more than 25 years.
taught at the Hunter School of Art in San Antonio, opened in La Villita in the 1940s and was the first dean of the San Antonio
Art Institute on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum. He was one of several renowned and talented artists who moved to Grey
Forest inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the area. He and his wife, Celine, moved to Scenic Loop Playground in 1961
and lived there until Warren tragically drowned in 1993 during an Olmos Park flood.
The Society's new Helotes T-Shirt features an image from a painting by Warren
Hunter titled "Cattle Drive."
Dr. Langford, Hunter's niece and proprietor of www.warrenhunter.com, is a board certified pathologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston. Because of her efforts, Hunter was memorialized with a Texas Historical Commission marker dedicated in
front of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera in 2008.
Lunch: Members - $12; Non-Members
- $16. A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Order from five menu items on the Meetings page of our website. http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/id6.html.
You don’t have to order
a meal, but if you’d like one, we have new selections that include salads. Your meal order is your RSVP. If you are
not going to order a meal, but plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Reservation/meal
order must be made by January 31st. Email: email@example.com for more information.
new Helotes T-Shirts and Fiesta medals will be available for sale at the meeting.
is open to the public.