Treasured Artworks at the Texas Capitol


Congress Avenue at Eleventh Street

Austin, Texas


Franz Strahalm, Palo Duro Canyon

Franz Strahalm, Palo Duro Canyon, c. 1920, oil on canvas, 26 x 30 inches, 1999.3. Acquired with donations by the Texas Inagural Endowment Fund Committee. Collection of The State Preservation Board, Austin, Texas.


Franz Strahalm was born in Vienna, Austria and studied at the Art School of Hamburg. Strahalm eventually moved to Dallas and opened the School in Fine Painting, a private art studio. Specializing in Texas landscapes, the artist was asked to exhibit one example of his work at the prestigious 1926 Sesquicentennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia. He submitted Palo Duro Canyon..

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Resource Library editor's note:

To view TFAO photo library images allowing viewers to compare Palo Duro Canyon photographic images with artistic interpretations, please click here for set one and here for set two.

rev. 11/1/10, 4/29/13

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