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Once Upon A Time In Dallas: Through the Artist's Eyes


"I feel it is my duty to report Dallas roots as I know it and do it with mystery and beautiful color."

From the Introduction by Beatrice Hicks:

From one commissioned painting evolved this pictorial history of Dallas from the 1950s through the final decade of the 20th century. The artist is a woman, Pat Wheelis Kochan, a native of Dallas, whose love for this city is nurtured by her fond childhood memories of a time when people went "downtown" for shopping, doctors' appointments, dance classes and entertainment, just to name a few. Included in this series are nostalgic paintings of buildings that were a major influence on the people of Dallas. Some of the buildings no longer exist. Some have been saved, thanks to preservationists.

"Paint who you are....I am a city girl so I paint the city and it's people."

This beautiful "coffee table book" which is a work of art in itself, will make a perfect gift for those who remember Dallas when it was like a little New York City in the 1940s and 1950s and for those new to Dallas who would like to know what it was like in that era. This is a one of a kind book to be cherished.

To Purchase, guests may either contact the artist or order through Amazon by clicking on the links below. 

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