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Frontera: Male Artists

Centralized guide to all EPCC's local history publications, videos and guides and sources for local history topics

Fine Arts - Men

See also sources for El Paso Muralists

Acosta, Manuel  1921-1989, well-known artist and Bowie High graduate

  • 1967 New York Times article on his one-man show

Baron, Ho  Sculptor of fantastical objects

Castro, Antonio and Antonio Castro H. Father/son El Paso artists

Casasola, Alfonso famous Mexican photographer in Segundo Barrio 

Cisneros, Jose (1910–2009)  Tejano book illustrator, artist, and historian in El Paso

Garcia, Geronimo

Garcia, Nacho advertising artist/cartoonist who worked decades with the El Paso Times

Krupp, Louis 1888-1978

Lea, Thomas Callahan III  1907-2001  artist/journalist/historian

Magee, James  painter, sculptor, poet located in Cornudas, TX (Hudspeth County) who also works under the names Annabel Livermore and Horace Mayfield.  

Marcus, Hal  notable living El Paso artist  

Olague, ​Mauricio  artist/teacher @ Bowie and 3X city wrestling champion

Rakocy, Bill  1924-2015

Per librarian at the UTEP Special Collections, there may be a small amount of material about Bill Rakocy in the Richard Worthington Collection.  Call ahead to tell them you are coming so they can check. (915) 747-5697

You will have to search for newspaper articles in the Newsbank database for 1999-  AND also newspapers.com or newspapers on microfilm downtown for information on Bill Rakocy.  Also be sure to check the vertical file in the downtown library's Border Heritage Center.  

Shows, Charles cartoonist from El Paso who went on to work with Walt Disney.

Snead, Bob artist/actor/veteran

Ureta, Manual (Xingaderas)  paper mache artist

Villareal, Leo  light sculpture and installation artist

Waterhouse, Russell (1929-2019)

El Paso's Muralists / Chicano Mural Movement

Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

Research full text of local newspaper articles back to 1881 in this database available to EPCC users and in person in EPCC Libraries: 

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