About the Author
A native of Parker Country, DON COLLINS served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attended classes at several Texas universities, and in 1956 entered an informal partnership with Austin printer Jack Wilson. Operating from a business they called The Art Studio, the two men designed and produced graphic arts materials for customers that ranged from real estate agents to book publishers. All this time Don inclined toward drawing old architectural works. Several large commissions from printers stimulated a long-time interest in rural scenes and architecture. He lives in Austin and Arlington. T. LINDSAY BAKER holds the W.K. Gordon Chair in Texas Industrial History at Tarleton State University. He is the author of more than twenty books on the history of Texas and the American West.