Earl Staley

"Big Bend Memories 5 Elephant Tusk Mountain" Blue-Toned Southern Landscape 2022



Acrylic on canvas


Blue-toned abstract impressionist landscape painting by Houston, TX artist Early Staley. The painting features a view of the Elephant Tusk Mountain at Big Bend National Park in Texas. This piece can be considered a "painting within a painting" because of the painted borders that depict a wooden frame. Attached to the wooden frame are smaller paintings of different views at Big Bend. Signed, titled, and dated by the artist on reverse.

Artist Biography

Earl Staley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and resides in Houston, Texas. He is an artist and teacher with more than 50 years of experience. Mr. Staley holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He taught at Washington University, St. Louis; Rice University, Houston; and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where he was chairperson of the Art Department. Today he teaches in the Fine Art program at Lonestar College-Tomball, TX. Mr. Staley is the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1981 he received the Rome Prize in Painting from the American Academy in Rome, Italy: he studied in Rome for 4 years. Mr. Staley's paintings look back to his artistic roots and forward to new interpretations of the myths and symbols embedded in his life.


H 30 in x W 40 in x D: 1 in