The Benjamin Knox Texas Landscapes 2011 Exhibit opened in the AgriLife Center Oct. 18 – Nov. 5, 2011. Celebrating the 175th year of Texas Independence, the oil paintings and drawings represented landscapes and homesteads throughout the region and the Texas Independence Trail, known as the Cradle of Texas Liberty.
Aggie Artist Benjamin Knox began his professional art career in 1988 while a sophomore at Texas A&M University. He completed the Corps of Cadets in 1990, and later graduated in 1993 with a degree in Environmental Design in the College of Architecture. Soon after, he designed and opened College Station’s first and only artist’s owned gallery. In 2001, he brought back one of the most important buildings in the history of College Station and Texas A&M University – The College Station train depot (1883-1966). He designed and built the facility to be his gallery and a cultural center for the community.
Today, his artwork is momentous in the depiction of the varied traditions and spirit at Texas A&M. His current body of work captures the spirit of the region in celebration of our Texas heritage. Most of the oil paintings were created in plein air (on-site).
To learn more about Benjamin Knox Galleries, visit www.benjaminknox.com.