Photo by Gail Nogle

Photo by Gail Nogle

"The Texanist" Drawings by Jack Unruh at the Red & White Gallery

In 2007 Texas Monthly magazine art director T.J.Tucker hired Jack Unruh to create drawings that would illustrate David Courtney's back-page column, "The Texanist." From that point until Jack's passing in 2016, the legendary Dallas illustrator created over 100 works of Texanist art. These drawings illustrate Texans' curiosity with their state, and in their own way, have become part of the Texas fabric, the Texas mythology.

David Courtney collected 54 of his stories into a book titled "The Texanist, Fine Advice on Living in Texas" which was illustrated with the corresponding Unruh drawings.

The original drawings are now available to the public. These iconic drawings will be featured in a gallery show at the Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville, Texas, opening October 14th, 2017. However, all the drawings are available online for delivery after the gallery show closes in November 2017.