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Influential Texans. Contributors to Fine Arts and Literature. occupation. oc·cu·pa·tion [ok- yuh - pey - shuhn ] a person's usual or principal work or business, especially as a means of earning a living Her occupation was dentistry . . Roy Bedichek 1878-1959.

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influential texans

Influential Texans

Contributors to Fine Arts

and Literature

occupation
occupation
  • oc·cu·pa·tion[ok-yuh-pey-shuhn]
  • a person's usual or principal work or business, especially as a means of earning a living
    • Her occupation was dentistry.
roy bedichek 1878 1959
Roy Bedichek 1878-1959
  • Served as director of UIL for 22 years
  • Naturalist and writer
j frank dobie 1888 1964
J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964)
  • Texas writer - first to gain national attention
  • Medal of Honor recipient- 1964
walter prescott webb 1888 1963
Walter Prescott Webb 1888-1963
  • Educator, author, and historian
  • Compiled the original Handbook of Texas in 1952
diane gonzales bertrand 1956
Diane Gonzales Bertrand 1956-
  • Texas-born Hispanic author of stories for children and young adults
horton foote 1916 2009
Horton Foote 1916-2009
  • Author and screenwriter
  • Won Academy Awards for to Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies
scott joplin 1867 68 1917
Scott Joplin 1867/68-1917
  • “King of Ragtime”
  • received the Pulitzer Prize for Treemonisha, the first grand opera by an African American
elizabet ney 1833 1907
Elizabet Ney 1833-1907
  • German born sculptor
  • Work can be found in:
    • Texas State Capitol in Austin
    • National Capitol in Washington D.C.
    • Smithsonian Art Museum
amado pena jr 1943
Amado Pena, Jr. 1943-
  • Artisan skilled at capturing the essence of the Southwest with his Hispanic and Native American focus