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Two Beautiful Paintings from the Jinx Gallery, El Paso, TX

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Posted 6 years ago


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The art work looks like it is painted on fine linen or silk. Both matts are beveled and look to be a fine type of linen also. The frames look like bamboo, gold and very good conditions. The glass is in excellent condition. The back has a brown type paper (no rips) wires, threaded and twisted through eyelets. There are two green felt pads on the bottom corners. Also a sticker in the lower right corner stating "jinx Gallery & Framing; 6513 N. Mesa; El Paso, TX 79912; Phone 584-1766 (odd to me there's no area code).

I can't find anything on the "Jinx Gallery & Framing" other than Texas Monthlys dating back to 1980 advertising shows; a couple of famed southwest artist work in the gallery, and a current obit, Meda Greene who was quite an impression 92 yr old gal in life; worked for Eleanor Roosevelt in the cultural department and sailed with a fleet of 150 naval vessels to Hawaii during WWII to work as a secretary. She married and ended up in El Paso in 1965; she was an artist. Her obit stated she worked for the gallery for a long time. I'm assuming this art gallery is very high end. picked them today at an amazing price for I

I picked the both for $15. Let me know if you can fine anything on these. I included a pic of the letter "characters" maybe if translated it can provide a clue. Thanks again for your help.

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  1. Robert M Neumann, 6 years ago
    area code was 915. Just a small gallery famous for selling the first Rudy Montoya Jr. paints while he was an art student at UTEP in El Paso. I do not believe they every sold any very expensive art.
  2. Rob, 6 years ago
    Paint by number from japan.
  3. janieDough, 5 years ago
    The Jinx was an art gallery/gift shop and frame shop. Those were probably just framed there. It was in El Paso, Texas back in the 60's or maybe into the 70's.
  4. janieDough, 5 years ago
    And no, it was not real "high end". They featured mostly local art and crafts. They did more framing than anything else. I used to go there as a kid. My mother sold some items there.
  5. janieDough, 5 years ago
    They sold Rudy Montoya's art and also Jan Herring's art. Both became very popular in the southwest.
  6. bluecruz344, 3 years ago
    Hi to all
    Just bought a pencil sketch today from a thrift shop in Phoenix that was framed by the Jinx Gallery.The title of the sketch is "Cockfight", showing a rooster in a feathered turmoil with a hen and 3 chicks walking away from him.
    The sketch is signed A. Adshead, dated '78 and is 3/20.
    Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. janieDough, 3 years ago
  8. bluecruz344, 3 years ago
    Thanks to janieDough for the response on my comment posted yesterday, 3-22-14 regarding the pencil etching I picked up that is signed A. Adshead.
    I had previously googled the name and Amy Adshead came up. Makes sense as I read that she worked in the exhibit dept. of a Tucson museum.

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