Carl Rice Embrey was born in 1938 in Hamilton, Texas. He studied art at the University of Texas and then taught at the San Antonio Art Institute for over two decades. Early in his career he was heavily influenced by Abstract Expressionism, but over time he became a representational painter who created nearly photorealistic landscapes and paintings of barns.
He's now one of the best known Texan painters. Despite this fact I was not able to find anything resembling Venus Revisited, the ceramic plaque that he created in 1963. I believe it might have been a one-off, possibly a school project, as 1963 was the year that he received his BFA. Continue reading