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Janet Eager Krueger

Birth place or City of origin: San Antonio
State of origin: TX
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Janet Eager Krueger grew up in San Antonio. She received her B F A in Art History from the University of Texas in Austin and her M F A from U T S A in 1998.

Janet’s work is notable for its rootedness - in both theme and palette - to South Texas: wild hogs, mesquite, cactus, ranchers and their old pickups populate her work, the indomitable light of this region transmuted into the surprising variety of colors it reveals.

Her take on the myth of Texas resonates with love, humor and a sense of mission - a witnessing of a world apart and an attempt to reveal the universal nature of that myth.

Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including: the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, the AT and T Center, Texas A and M International University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, USAA, USAA Life and Valero Energy. She is represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio.

Janet is also a co-founder and President of the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Hecho en Encinal. This organization, located in Encinal, Texas is dedicated to bringing arts and humanities programming and projects to rural south Texas.

She and her husband, rancher George Krueger, have lived on his family’s working ranch near Encinal, Texas since 1979. They have two grown children who reside in Austin and San Francisco.

She was an Associate Professor of Art at Texas A and M University in Laredo, Texas from 1998 until her retirement in May 2008.

The State Legislature honored her as Texas State 2-Dimensional Artist for 2008.

Biography from National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and Sean Chadwell, Texas A and M International University

 

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