Sense of Home The Art of Richard Stout, Edited by William E. Reaves and Linda J. Reaves, 2017
Richard Stout’s legacy as an artist is broad, deep, and firmly moored to his Texas Gulf Coast origins. Born in Beaumont in 1934, he has been painting, sculpting, and teaching in Houston since 1957, in the process creating both an influential body of work and a committed national and international following among artists and collectors.
Stout’s expressionist oeuvre, possessing architectural structuralism with geometric precision, has found its place in prominent museum and private collections not only in Texas, but also nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in most major American exhibitions and have traveled to Europe, Australia, and Asia.
In this, the first retrospective study of a career spanning one of the most tumultuous and formative periods in Texas art, the editors have gathered a critical examination and meticulously researched assessment of the evolution in the artist’s style and approach. Richly illustrated with representative paintings and sculptures from throughout Stout’s career, Sense of Home also provides a comprehensive biographical background, illuminating in multiple dimensions the life and work of one of Texas’ most significant contemporary artists.
WILLIAM E. REAVES is co-owner of William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art in Houston, author of Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream, and coauthor of Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art. He is a founding member of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). LINDA J. REAVES is co-owner and vice president of William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, where she serves as principal designer and editor of print publications and is responsible for ongoing biographical research on artists associated with the gallery.
9 x 10, 150 pp.