Luis Jimenez

Luis Jimenez

(1940 - 2006)


Louis Jimenez was born 1940, in El Paso, Texas, and started working with his father in a custom sign shop early on.  There he learned how to form large metal pieces.  Jimenez studied at the University of Texas, changing his major from architecture to art, much to the chagrin of his father. After graduation Louis went to New York City, where he had his first  major exhibition in 1970.  He moved back to El Paso in 1972, finding success creating public art and other commissions.  A major exhibition of his work was held in January/February, 2000, at the Moody Gallery in Houston, Texas. At the same time, a traveling exhibition was launched from the Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston.  His massive fiberglass sculptures are on display in parks, museums and other public places around the United States. He is known for creating satirical comments about Western life and his images often depict modern pop culture including the stereo-typical Southwestern Cowboy. 

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