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    Joe Rader Roberts (1925 - 1982)

    Biography   Joe Roberts




    Joe Rader Roberts (1925-1982)

    Born in Lockhart, he found  work after graduation from high school as a commercial artist.

    After serving in the Merchant Marines from 1943-1945 he enrolled in the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  In 1949 he married and moved back to Houston, working as a commercial artist painting illustrations on store fronts of various businesses.  His passion for the historic frontier drew him to the fine arts and he became a full time artist painting scenes of the early West.  Roberts is best known for his western narrative paintings.

    His son, Gary Lynn Roberts, is also a noted Western artist.