Valton Tyler, the artist who was born in Texas City and lived and worked in Garland, Texas, died on September 25 of this year, shortly after the close of his acclaimed retrospective at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The self-taught artist was the subject of a documentary by the art writer and historian Edward M. Gómez. In a Hyperallergic piece on the artist and that exhibition, Gómez asks:
“Is Valton Tyler, the 73-year-old, self-taught artist who lives and works in a quiet residential neighborhood in an eastern suburb of Dallas, one of the greatest living painters in the United States today? Another way of posing this question might be: Why is the work of Valton Tyler, one of the greatest living painters in the US today, not as well known as it deserves to be?”
Forth Worth’s Lone Star Film Festival is around the corner, and on its extensive program is a screening of Gómez’s movie Valton Tyler: Flesh is Fiction. It screens at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 at the AMC Palace Theater in Fort Worth. “Single screening tickets will be available for purchase at each screening venue.”
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