Ragan Gennusa
RAGAN GENNUSA Western Artist
Western Artwork

Ragan Gennusa grew up in East Texas enjoying the outdoors and sports, but he was drawn to art and could always be found using his pencils and brushes when he had an opportunity. “Art was just something I always enjoyed,” he recalls.

Gennusa took art classes in high school, along with being an All-State quarterback, and accepted a football scholarship to the University of Texas where he played wide receiver and majored in art. Gennusa credits his training as an athlete for teaching him to value courage, tenacity, and the importance of character in pursuit of life as well as an artistic career.

After college, Gennusa worked as an artist for an Austin printing company, then as a staff artist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. His talent was quickly recognized, and he was eventually promoted to art department supervisor. Although he enjoyed his job at the department, the day-to-day administrative work took its toll, and he left to paint exclusively for an Austin art gallery. This decision was a turning point in Gennusa’s career.

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Up from Lajitas Crossing
Up from Lajitas Crossing
Texas Heritage
Texas Heritage
Fightin' Side
Fightin' Side
Red Top Scramble
Red Top Scramble
Wichita Work
Wichita Work
Pay Day
Pay Day
Trouble
Trouble
Cold Creek Canyon
Cold Creek Canyon
TEX
Tex

Lone Star Legacy
LONGHORN CATTLE ARTWORK RAGAN GENNUSA PINTO PARDNERS
Pinto Pardners
LONGHORN CATTLE PICTURE TEXAS ARTWORK
Little Paint Creek

Texas Trails

Distant Thunder

Los Caballeros

Climbing Through the Cold

Evening Light

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Gallery work allowed Gennusa to develop his art. During this time, he became involved with the Gulf Coast Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, and other similar groups. “I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of people in the sporting arena who liked my art,” says Gennusa. The artist now has a thriving career painting the great outdoors and its endless sporting images; his many commissions to paint animals or the Western landscape are sought by people throughout the United States.

Gennusa is well known for his longhorn paintings, some of which have been special commissions for the University of Texas, and his horse images. Wild turkeys are also one of Gennusa’s favorite subjects. Working mostly on commission, the artist very much enjoys visiting ranches throughout Texas and learning about their history, which has fostered his interest in Western and Native American themes.

Gennusa has established a very successful art career and strives to keep up with the demand for his work. In 1986, he was selected the Texas State Artist, and he recently received the 2005 “Texas Star Preservation Award” from the Gillespie County Historical Society.