Limited Edition Offset Lithographs

The Tom Lea Institute presents two Tom Lea offset lithographs, Southwest and Star Map


10% discount on merchandise. Note: No discount on the purchase of fine art.

 

Limited Edition Offset Lithographs

The Tom Lea Institute presents four Tom Lea offset lithographs: Southwest, Star Map, Pass of the North, and Old Blue. Each are numbered and embossed with the Tom Lea Institute chop.

To place an order, please contact:
Arturo Flores at 915 533-0048 or aflores@tomlea.net

Members of Tom Lea Institute receive a 10% discount on lithographs.

*Please note that there is an $8.00 shipping cost on each lithograph purchased. There is no fee for items picked up at the Tom Lea Institute.

Pass of the North

Base pricing for each lithograph starts at $180.00 plus tax for members and $200.00 plus tax for non-members. Please call for current price.
Note: Prices will increase as the editions become limited.

Pass of the North, mural, 1938 Oil on canvas, 11 x 54 feet Historic U.S. Courthouse, El Paso, Texas

Pass of the North, Mural, 1938, Oil on canvas, 11 x 54 feet U.S. Courthouse, El Paso, Texas

Lithographs measure 14” x 39”, which includes 4" of white border around image area.
Limited edition of 375 prints.


"I hold two hopes for this work just completed. One, that it may bring to life in a few minds that vivid history of the Pass of the North. And the other, that the point of view I have taken as a creative artist may help to demonstrate that the function of a mural painting in a community is to deepen and to enrich a people's perception of its own tradition and the character of its own land." Tom Lea, El Paso Herald Post. June 24, 1938.

Southwest

Base pricing for each lithograph starts at $180.00 plus tax for members and $200.00 plus tax for non-members. Please call for current price.
Note: Prices will increase as the editions become limited.

Southwest, mural, 1956 Oil on canvas, 51⁄2 x 20 feet El Paso Public Library, El Paso, Texas © James D. Lea

Southwest, Mural, 1956, Oil on canvas, 5½ x 20 feet El Paso Public Library, El Paso, Texas © James D. Lea


Print measures 17" x 36", which includes 4" of white border around image area.
Limited edition of 375 prints.


El Paso citizens passed a bond issue to build a new public library and Tom Lea offered to paint a mural in it as a gift to his town. A space was planned in the building's design opposite the main entrance in a room dedicated to the library's reference material relating to Paso del Norte and the Southwest. Tom's wife, Sarah, helped him with the mural, signing her name in the bottom right corner by his. The painting began in April of 1956 and was finished in May, taking shape as a "luminous window looking out upon its birthland. It spoke of space, sun, cloud, rain, wind, mountain, mesa, rock, sand, soil, and of living growth nurtured by them. The only human habitant of this elemental landscape was the viewer of the mural; the landscape's horizon was at the viewer's eye level when standing on the library's floor. It was the earth, inhabited only by the viewer's mind." Tom Lea, A Picture Gallery, Boston: Little Brown and Company, p. 157-159.

Star Map

Base pricing for each lithograph starts at $180.00 plus tax for members and $200.00 plus tax for non-members. Please call for current price.
Note: Prices will increase as the editions become limited.

Star Map Tom Lea, 1932, pen and ink, 17.5" x 17.75" Collection of James Dighton Lea © James D. Lea

Star Map, 1932, Pen and ink, 17.5" x 17.75" Collection of James Dighton Lea © James D. Lea


Print measures 26" x 26", which includes 4" of white border around image area
Limited edition of 375 prints.


Tom Lea left his home in El Paso, Texas to attend the Art Institute of Chicago in 1924. He married fellow art student Nancy Taylor and stayed in Chicago until 1933, working on murals for the architectural firm Holabird and Root. The Leas lived in a one-room kitchenette on the tenth floor of an apartment building on Fullerton Avenue at the edge of Lincoln Park, but with no view of the trees and the grass. Tom was homesick for the "bright sun, clear air, huge space in southwestern country." He would make drawings of escape—including this star map—with a Right Ascension timetable of the constellations in the northern heavens. Tom Lea wrote that he saw in his mind's eye "the North Star and the Big Dipper over Mount Franklin at home, remembering how the little dots of white I placed and lettered made the shape of old Orion coming up over the Huecos on a fall evening, or the Lyre with bright Vega high overhead in the quietness at Mimbres on a summer night." Tom Lea, A Picture Gallery, Boston: Little Brown and Company, p. 7-8.

Old Blue

Base pricing for each lithograph starts at $180.00 plus tax for members and $200.00 plus tax for non-members. Please call for current price.
Note: Prices will increase as the editions become limited.

Old Blue, 1941, Brush and ink illustration from The Longhorns by J. Frank Dobie © James D. Lea

Old Blue, 1941, Brush and ink illustration from The Longhorns by J. Frank Dobie © James D. Lea


Print measures 25½" x 18"
Limited edition of 365 prints.










For more information or to make an appointment to view artwork for sale, contact Arturo Flores at 915 533-0048 or via email at aflores@tomlea.net