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Beasley’s Vaqueros presents the life and work of South Texas artist Ricardo M. Beasley. Between roughly 1940 and 1980, Beasley produced dozens of pen-and-ink drawings of working vaqueros, the Tejano cowboys of South Texas. His vibrant, action-packed scenes capture the dangers as well as the joys of working with cattle, horses, and an often unforgiving landscape of cactus and mesquite. In addition to a selection of Beasley’s work, historian Andrés Tijerina has collected and translated an extensive interview with the artist and several of his poems. Despite having lived much of his life after World War II, Beasley’s art and words capture a world in which people and events from decades before his time are just as immediate—perhaps even more so—than events of the present day. More than just a testament to the talents of a singular, self-taught artist, Beasley’s Vaqueros is a record of vaquero life in South Texas that spans the centuries.
ANDRÉS TIJERINA is a Professor of History at Austin Community College and a scholar of Tejano history. His publications include Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas Ranchos (Texas A&M University Press, 2008) and Tejanos and Texas Under the Mexican Flag (Texas A&M University Press, 1994), which won the Presidio La Bahía Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas and was selected for a national award from the American Association for State and Local History, and was named by the American Library Association to its CHOICE List of Academic Books in America for 1996.
Beasley’s Vaqueros presents the life and work of South Texas artist Ricardo M. Beasley. Between roughly 1940 and 1980, Beasley produced dozens of pen-and-ink drawings of working vaqueros, the Tejano cowboys of South Texas.