1918 Porvenir Massacre

This oil painting is a memorial to the 15 men who were killed in the early morning hours of JAN 28, 1918 in Porvenir, a small ranch community in Presidio County, TEXAS. The defenseless men and boys were ages 16yrs to72yrs, shot and killed by a group of criminal Texas Rangers , US Army Soldiers, and local ranchers. My great grandfather was one of the men shot and killed He was only 40yrs old. This painting shows the site where the Massacre took place and each blood area has the initials of the men/boys killed painted in the blood.

This piece is Not for Sale.

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