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Brenda Murphy

Birth place or City of origin: Dallas
State of origin: TX
Last known City: Arlington
Last known State: TX
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A native Texan, Brenda Murphy began drawing horses and other ranch animals when she was a young girl. Her love of drawing, and her favorite medium--pencil---have remained with her as a professional artist. She has tried other marterials, including acrylics and watercolors, but always returns to pencil drawing.

Murphy earned a BFA degree in art from the University of Texas at Arlington, followed by work as an illustrator in Dallas. Her thoughts turned frequently to fine art and her desire to draw Western scenes. Gradually, her art shifted from commercial illustration to drawing the subjects she had imagined. She now seeks out cowboys and their livestock, and others whose ranching way of life she admires. Grateful that they have allowed her into their world, she admires them for carrying on a valuable Western tradition, one that she masterfully captures in black and white.

Biography From Eiteljorg Museum


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