Texas In My Soul: A.C. Cook and the Hock Shop Collection
July 27 - October 26, 2008
1300 S Mahon Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701
A traveling exhibit of one of the storied collections of early Texas art, the Hock Shop collection of former pawnshop proprietor-turned-ice cream parlor magnate A.C. "Ace" Cook includes major paintings by scores of early Texas artists. Highlights include Frank Reaugh’s Margaret’s Peak (1909), Douglas
Chandor’s intimate portrait of Alfonso Harrison (1933), Dawson
Dawson-Watson’s signature image of a Texas prickly pear in full bloom, Flowers of Silk (1928), and the earliest known painting of the Texas state capitol, Julius Stockfleth’s State Capitol, Austin (1888). This is the first museum exhibit of the collection since the Panhandle-Plains’ 1997 survey.