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.