Tenant Farmer

2017, Acrylic/canvas, 30 x 30 in.

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About the Artist

Fidencio Duran tells visual stories that honor the history of his family and community. He is inspired by stories his father told about immigrating from Mexico, living and working as a tenant farmer, and those that teach a moral lesson.  His paintings, drawings, and prints based on memories of being part of a large family in rural central Texas appear in private and public collections in the United States and abroad.  They have been exhibited by institutions from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL to the Smithsonian Latino Center/Fundacion Osde in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His experiences as an Artist in Education with the Texas Commission on the Arts led to his work as a public muralist.  One of his most prominent works, The Visit graces the length of the west ticket counter at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The narrative works he started in his early twenties made him the only artist to receive all three Dallas Museum of Art's Awards to Artists. His narratives have told the stories of many communities and regions. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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