Ragan Gennusa

Ragan Gennusa lives in the Texas Hill Country near Dripping Springs. A wildlife and Western painter, he has worked by commission for several years, and his paintings hang in private and corporate collections nationwide.

Gennusa is well known for his Texas longhorn paintings, some of which have been special projects for the University of Texas, while others adorn private and corporate collections including the King Ranch, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, and the permanent collection of the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Because of their historical contribution, especially to the state of Texas, Ragan has chosen to honor this incredible animal in much of his work.

The Texas State Legislature selected Gennusa as the Texas State Artist in 1985–1986. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Star of Texas Award from the Gillespie County Historical Society. The following year, he received the Ben Sheppard, Jr., Award from the Texas Historical Foundation for his outstanding achievement in historic preservation. He won the Briscoe Museum Purchase Award for 2016.