(1883 - 1960)
Lewis Woods Teel was active/lived in Texas, California. Lewis Teel is known for landscape and portrait painting, commercial art.
Biography Lewis Teel
Born in Clarksville, Texas Lewis Woods Teel was a commercial artist who became a self-taught landscape and pastel portrait painter. The specialty for which he is known is realistic, atmospheric desert landscapes.
He was the son of a pioneer Texas family and was raised in El Paso and then lived for two years in Detroit, Michigan where he worked in an auto plant. After this job, he spent several years traveling and studying paintings in museums.
He returned to El Paso where he made a living from 1916 drawing pastel portraits and designing magazine covers, but on the advice of Joseph Henry Sharp, painter from Taos, New Mexico, he took up desert landscapes as his main subject in 1927. He also operated the "Desert Shop,
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