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Renne Hughes

 (1941 - 1990)
Renne Hughes was active/lived in Texas.  Renne Hughes is known for Old west landscape and portrait painting, sculpture.

Renne Hughes

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A portrait and landscape painter and sculptor, Renne Hughes was a native Texan (b. October 18, 1941)  and Western artist by heritage and inclination.  He was educated at two universities- the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University.

He is best known as Official Texas State Artist awarded in 1977.  His cover of The Cattleman, The New York Leukemia Poster Child, Cover of Paint Horse Journal and cover of Texas Monthly are just a few of his popular publications.  His commissions however, are what really set him apart.  Some of his most famous commissions include President Ronald Reagan, Ben Johnson, The World Quarter Horse Champion; Owner: Johnny Johnson, Yoshiki Yamosaki: President of Mazda Corp and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Selected Exhibitions:
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Bubba Berry Celebrity Association
Lamesa Rodeo
Cowtown Classic
Texas Art Classic
Western Heritage Art Fair

Special Awards:
Official Texas State Artist award; 1977-78
Silver Medal; Western Heritage Art Show
Best of Show; American Canadian Classic Art Show
Best of Show; Texas Spring Art Show, Post, TX
Best of Show; Artist of the West Show, Dallas, Tx.

Wise County Blue Book Cover. Sept. 1980
Artists of Texas Vol. 2. Pg. A-12
Paint Horse Journal. Cover and article. April 1979
Western Heritage Art Fair 1977
The Cattleman, Cover and article. July, 1978

A Body of Work, Part. 1 1984
A Body of Work, Part. 2  1985
Memberships in Art-Related Associations:
Y.O. Ranch
Starving Artists

Museum Collections:
Favell Museum of Western Art, Klameth Falls, Oregon
Diamond M Foundation Museum, Snyder, Tx

21 banks throughout the US

Renne Hughes passed away at his lake front home in Fort Worth, Texas on October 30, 1990.

Information provided by the artist's son Russell Hughes.

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About  Renne Hughes

Born:  1941 - Lamesa,Texas
Died:   1990 - Fort Worth, Texas
Known for:  Old west landscape and portrait painting, sculpture