Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas


Original painting is acrylics on 12″ x 9″ canvas board. The print is on 12″ x 9″ matte cardstock.



Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas (1936) a painting or print of the famous landmark at Fair Park in Dallas. This piece comes from a series of art of Dallas Scenes, which are the creations of Eric Hanson. The State of Texas Building (as it was first called) was designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas during the Great Depression and was the most expensive per unit area of any structure build in Texas.

Eric explaining his art, “Having come from a graphic design background — where precision and mass reproduction are defining characteristics — my paintings are a way for me to experiment with spontaneity and uniqueness.  I enjoy taking relatively ordinary subjects and giving them life.  With my Dallas Paintings, I attempt to capture my surroundings and present them with a life which might otherwise go unnoticed. I enjoy living in Dallas and have found that my paintings help give people a greater appreciation for the architecture which they may have previously taken for granted.

I often prefer to intentionally limit my color palette.  This began as a way to reduce my load of supplies as I biked to my painting locations, but it then turned into a challenge to see how much I could accomplish within my self-imposed limitations.  Another habit of mine is that I rarely mix my paint colors together and, when I do, it’s always done on the canvas.  This also began as a matter of convenience which I later incorporated into my style.”

Eric painted the original in acrylics on 12″ x 9″ canvas board February 19, 2016. The print is on 12″ x 9″ matte cardstock.

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