Joe Rader Roberts

"I came over to set a spell with ya, Jackie" Western Cowboy and Horse Painting 20th Century



Ink, Watercolor


Ink and watercolor painting by Houston/Lockhart, Texas artist Joe Radar Roberts. Earth toned modern rendering of a Western cowboy on a horse at a hilly southern landscape. Signed by artist. Matted and framed in a gold wooden frame.

Artist Biography

Joe Rader Roberts (1925-1982) Born in Lockhart, he found work after graduation from high school as a commercial artist. After serving in the Merchant Marines from 1943-1945 he enrolled in the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. In 1949 he married and moved back to Houston, working as a commercial artist painting illustrations on store fronts of various businesses. His passion for the historic frontier drew him to the fine arts and he became a full time artist painting scenes of the early West. Roberts is best known for his western narrative paintings. His son, Gary Lynn Roberts, is also a noted Western artist.

Dimensions With Frame

H 12.25 in. x W 10.25 in. x D 0.75 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 8 in. x W 6.5 in.