Charcoal drawing by Houston, Texas artist Al Bates depicting the famous La Grange Chicken Ranch in the 1930s with visitors standing by automobiles. Signed and editioned 56 of 500 by artist at bottom right. Matted and framed in a gold steel frame.
Houston artist Al Bates (b. 1931). Charcoal on a thin tracing paper. Signed lower right. Depicting the chicken ranch, with Bonnie and Clyde. Measures: 17 1/2" x 23 1/2". The custom-made frame, which also is work of art, was created by Argentinian framer Carlos Sanchez. The circles representing "time tunnels", going back in time, circa 1970s. Al Bates is a Houston based artist born in 1931. He is a retired commercial illustrator. He holds a BS from Louisiana Tech and a Masters from The Art Center College of Design in Los Angles. After trying out studios in New York, Detroit and Chicago, he eventually settled in Houston, Texas in the early 1960’s serving clients such as Exxon, Gulf, Shell, NASA and many more for over 30 years. He currently spends his time with family, friends, and enjoying his three grandsons.
Dimensions With Frame
H 25.5 in. x W 31.5 in. x D 1 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 18.38 in. x W 24.50 in.