D. Wallace painting in 1971

D. Wallace painting in 1971

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TJ Cline

United States

#1 Aug 27, 2006
I have a painting of an old run down house in the country that was painted by a man named D. Wallace in 1971. From what I understand, this man was in a hospital bed and painted this while he was flat on his back. The painting was given to my father, AJ (Tex) McDonald, afterwards. If anyone has any info about the artist please email me @ [email protected]
BRENT PROFFITT

AOL

#2 Feb 12, 2007
TJ Cline wrote:
I have a painting of an old run down house in the country that was painted by a man named D. Wallace in 1971. From what I understand, this man was in a hospital bed and painted this while he was flat on his back. The painting was given to my father, AJ (Tex) McDonald, afterwards. If anyone has any info about the artist please email me @ [email protected]
Yes, Dan Wallace was a very good artist from Archer City, Texas. He loved to draw and paint and he was bedfast. He loved his painting and he loved to give his paintings away. He painted pictures of nearly all things. I could not send you anything on your e mail, but if I can get a better address I will mail you a complete history of Dan Wallace. In 1961-1962 I lived jsut 3 houses down from him. He was a wonderful man.
Sincerely
Brent Proffitt [email protected]
PO BOX 422
ARCHER CITY, TX 76351
Sylvia Beckett Brock

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#3 Mar 5, 2011
My husband is Dan Wallace's grandson. Grandpa died a couple or so years before I married Nick. Dan's daughters, Wanda and Martha, still live in the area. The whole family is blessed to have many of his wonderful paintings still, and they are being handed down, generation to generation. This is all very true, that Grandpa painted lying down, although he was unable to lie flat -- he was in a reclining position. He was completely paralyzed, except for his hands and arms; couldn't turn his head. He could, however, move his toes slightly on occasion. We were visiting Nick's family last weekend and his mom told us that all of the beautiful paintings (bluebonnet fields are my favorites) he did very quickly -- in just days. As for the upper portions of the pictures (leaves, sky, etc.) the canvas had to be turned upside down so that he could paint those in. That is amazing to me. I would never detect that the tops were done in a different manner at all. Hope this has helped you.
PJ w

Denton, TX

#4 Jun 21, 2011
This was so neat to find these postings. I recently inherited some of his paintings and they immediately went on my walls. They were special before I read this but they are even more special to me with just the little bit of information I have found here.
Sylvia Beckett Brock

United States

#5 Jun 24, 2011
PJ w wrote:
This was so neat to find these postings. I recently inherited some of his paintings and they immediately went on my walls. They were special before I read this but they are even more special to me with just the little bit of information I have found here.
PJ, so happy to know Nick's grandfather's paintings are still being appreciated! Which ones do you have?(PS, we are in the DFW area as well.)
PJ w

Denton, TX

#6 Jun 25, 2011
I have one of the american flag with a sky & beautiful clouds with some trees. The second one is of a body of water with mountains in the distant and blue bonnets, trees, rocks...and of course that beautiful sky in the background with clouds. They are dated 44. I really love and treasure them. My grandparents had them hanging in their hallway, I have them in my office now. My grandmother's side of the family were the ones from Archer City & she actually inherited them from her aunt. When things like this happen it reminds me how small the world can be! God is good!
Sylvia Beckett Brock

United States

#7 Jun 25, 2011
PJ,

If you're comfortable telling me, I'd like to know who your grandmother was. Grandpa Dan's daughters will ask me when I tell them you have some of his paintings. They get very excited to know about the folks who have them now. I don't remember ever seeing a painting with a flag in it. I'll ask them about it. Thanks for the info!:)
Joseph Matthews

United States

#8 Aug 20, 2011
I actually just purchased a painting and was going to look up the artist when I came across these postings. The painting I purchased is signed D. Wallace in 57 I believe it says. It is as if the artist is painting this from the bank of a lake or pond, there are 2 sail boats on the water with a mountain in the background and a beautiful sky and large trees on the banks. This painting was in a local thrift store (in Wichita Falls,) and I instantly was drawn to it, even though it was high on the wall. I love all art dealing with water and boats, I can not stop looking at it!
PJ w

Denton, TX

#9 Aug 22, 2011
Sylvia- I am so sorry to have not responded earlier, I didn't realize you posted again. It was actually my grandmothers aunt...but my grandmother's family was all from Archer City. They were they Dugan family. My grandmothers aunt was named Mary, I am not sure of her last name but I will find out.
Sylvia Beckett Brock

United States

#10 Aug 22, 2011
Joseph, I am so happy that you acquired one of Dan Wallace's paintings! I am not familiar with that particular one, but I will ask his daughters when I see them next. I think I need to start checking out the thrift shops around WFalls!! I have been trying to locate some of the ones the family doesn't have -- found one on eBay and bought it, but the local thrifts may be a better source! Thank you, Joseph, for telling us what this painting has meant to you!
PJ, I appreciate you giving me the answer. Archer City is so small that I think Dan's daughters must have known your family, but they were both grown by the mid-forties and my husband's mom was married in 46 & over seas with her Army husband, so I have found there are some folks she did not know (or maybe just no longer remembers -- it was so long ago). I will ask the daughters if they knew the Dugan family, in particular Mary. Thank you, PJ, for getting an answer for me!
Are either of you on facebook? There is a site on there called, "Wichita Falls, TX History", & I think that I posted a newspaper article there of Dan Wallace, which also includes a picture of him. If I am mistaken and I have not yet done that I will.
John Rathbun

Cleveland, OH

#11 Sep 22, 2011
I recently ran across what looks like a copy of an Osthaus painting that is signed "D. Wallace from E.H. Osthaus." Did D. Wallace do facsimile work early in his painting career? It appears to be a very high quality copy. This is of some hunting dogs.
Sylvia Beckett Brock

United States

#12 Sep 22, 2011
I'm not sure, John. I'll check with Dan Wallace's daughters, as I will see them Saturday. I'll let you know if I find out anything. Thanks for asking.
Sylvia Beckett Brock

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#13 Sep 25, 2011
John Rathbun, I spoke with Dan Wallace's daughters, and while their dad did paint hunting dogs, they don't remember any facsimile work.

I wish I had more information for you.
Dan Solt Weatherford Tx

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2011
BRENT PROFFITT wrote:
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Yes, Dan Wallace was a very good artist from Archer City, Texas. He loved to draw and paint and he was bedfast. He loved his painting and he loved to give his paintings away. He painted pictures of nearly all things. I could not send you anything on your e mail, but if I can get a better address I will mail you a complete history of Dan Wallace. In 1961-1962 I lived jsut 3 houses down from him. He was a wonderful man.
Sincerely
Brent Proffitt [email protected]
PO BOX 422
ARCHER CITY, TX 76351
Hello! I stumbled upon this page as I was looking for info on D Wallace paintings; I have two (both are of flowers) and one is dated from 1950 and the other from 1951. Did Mr Wallace paint back in the early 1950's? I live near Weatherford, Texas and these came from an elderly couple that we know. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks again, Dan Solt - Weatherford, Tx
Tonna Cowan

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Jan 4, 2012
My grandmother was cousins with Dan (Bertha Bays) and I inherited one of the beautiful bluebonnet paintings. I have it hanging in my dining room. I have always loved this painting and have some vague memories of Dan from my childhood. I loved reading all of this information. And Dan from Weatherford he did paint back from the 30's until he died in the early 1970's.
Dan Solt Weatherford Tx

United States

#16 Jan 5, 2012
Dan Solt Weatherford Tx wrote:
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Hello! I stumbled upon this page as I was looking for info on D Wallace paintings; I have two (both are of flowers) and one is dated from 1950 and the other from 1951. Did Mr Wallace paint back in the early 1950's? I live near Weatherford, Texas and these came from an elderly couple that we know. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks again, Dan Solt - Weatherford, Tx
Thank you for your time & help. You can send the info you have to [email protected]... Thanks again for all your time and effort, Dan...
Sylvia Beckett Brock

United States

#17 Jan 8, 2012
Hi, Tonna! Hope you're doing well! I was able to acquire a painting of Grandpa Dan's on eBay in the spring of last year. I got it for next to nothing -- he painted it in the 40's, & the owner was in Oregon. Small world. I also have a facebook friend who has a bluebonnet painting that his parents purchased when he was in high school in the fifties. His dad was friends with a movie star (wish I could remember the name) who visited their home & couldn't take his eyes off the painting! And yet another facebook friend was a child & watched Dan paint. Small world. Tell your folks hi from Nick and me.
Tonna Cowan

Killeen, TX

#18 Jan 14, 2012
Hi Sylvia! I wish I could come across another painting on ebay like that. My sister has one that he painted of a pasture with some holstein cows in it.... it is quite different from the others but I love it. My parents have a bluebonnet painting as well as a beautiful fall scene painting....I will tell them you said hello!
Dan Wallace

Thomasville, NC

#19 Jan 17, 2012
i am 77 years old, i was born may 4,1934,when my parents Dock and Cassie Goforth.we lived next door to DAN Wallace,i was 3years old.i loved Dan Wallace. my mother told me not to bother Dan,i plan on writing my life story Dan will be in it he wanted to paint my potrait whe i was a teen.i visted Dan up to my senior year.one hot August day a blue Texas norther blue in,blowing his screen door open.Dan screamed my name JoAnn.i looked cack at my door to see if Mother was watching,i made a b-line to Dans to see why Dan was calling me,this time he said his water was broke,i went to mother ask for her purse,she ask me what in the world for,itold her Dans water broke,i wanted to buy him more water.Dan gave my mother and me our pic of his paintings.we chose his potrait in round up sceens,early Texas. i knew both Martha(we called her Tootsie) We knew all the family.email [email protected],com
Trisha G

UK

#20 Jan 18, 2012
Hi,

I have a large Fine Bone China Hexagonal deep dish with lid with fruit (apples and pears etc) hand painted on it. I am interested to find more about it as its a lovely dish and today have noticed it is signed by D Wallace, on both lid and bowl. it looks like the Royal Worcester Fruit designs you see on EBay. Could you tell me would this be by Dan Wallace and did he do any work for Royal Worcester at any point? I have found this page and it's left me wanting to know more.
Co-incidentally my mothers maiden name is Wallace too!

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