Where the Legend Lives


The cowboys, the Native Americans, the settlers, the mountain men and others who tamed the West...share their adventure through the rotating exhibits on display at the Museum of Western Art where the legend of the American West lives on. The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to the appreciation, presentation and promotion of Western American heritage as expressed through art and artifacts. It is a showcase for Western art and artists, past and present, and provides art and history education for all ages, focusing on the American West.


The Museum of Western Art is pleased to feature John and Edith Maskey as the Artists of the Month for November. The exhibition opens November 3 and will remain on view through November 28, 2015.

The Maskeys have been painting together since 1977. The two paint from opposite ends in their studio in Comfort. “We enjoy painting together and have been able to make a living doing what we love. Each of us has a message to convey and we say it with watercolors. Each painting gives us the opportunity to share a feeling, an impression of life,” the couple stated.

As the Maskeys progressed through various painting media, both preferred the freedom, the challenge and the versatility of watercolor. They are inspired by the culture and color of the Southwest and Old Mexico. Their uncanny knack for brightening their paintings as though the sun itself had entered them gives them a special luminosity. “We try to capture memorable scenes of people and places that preserve the unique character and traditions of the Southwest.”

The couple has won numerous awards in many prestigious exhibits and their paintings are prized by a large following of collectors. They are represented by leading galleries in the Southwest.

The Museum of Western Art is an award-winning facility that is located at 1550 Bandera Highway in Kerrville. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call 896.2553 or visit the museum website at www.museumofwesternart.com.


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