biography of Manuel Gregorio ACOSTA (1921-1989)

Birth place: Villa Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico

Addresses: El Paso, TX

Profession: Painter, sculptor, illustrator

Studied: Univ. Texas, El Paso; Chouinard Art Inst., Los Angeles; also with Urbici Soler, sculptor; apprenticed to Peter Hurd, 1952.

Exhibited: Art USA, MO, 1958; Texas WC Soc., Austin, 1960; Chase Gallery, NY, 1962 (solo); American Watercolor Soc., NY, 1965; Baker Collector Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 1970s

Work: El Paso Museum, Texas; West Texas Mus., Lubbock; Baker Gallery, Lubbock; Time, Inc. Collection, NYC; also included in Harmsen's Western Collection, CO. Commissions: Pioneer murals (apprenticed with Peter Hurd), West Texas Mus., 1952; Southwest History (aluminum mural), Casa Blanca Motel, Logan, NM, 1956; fresco mural, First National Bank, Las Cruces, NM, 1957; aluminum fresco mural & historical panels, Bank of Texas, Houston.

Comments: Preferred media: oils, clay. Positions: advisor, Texas Commission Arts & Humanities, 1972-. Publications: illus., Cesar Chavez (cover), Time Magazine, 1969; illus., Canto y Grito mi Liberacion, Doubleday, 1972.

Sources: WW73; Peggy and Harold Samuels, 2.