In August, 1972 Newsweek ran a story on the Oak Cliff Four, a group of talented, media-savvy artists in Dallas. Excitement abounded in the art community, and some predicted the group would lead the city of Dallas to “art center” status.
A few months later the Tyler Museum of Art launched a show featuring the work of George Green, as well as Bob Wade, Jack Mims and Jim Roche. This may have been the first time the term “Oak Cliff Four” was actually used. We will attempt to verify (or at least see if it’s used in the Newsweek article).
We traveled to Cloudcroft, New Mexico to visit George Green, who talks a bit about the Tyler show and what made the “Oak Cliff Four” successful. Mac Whitney, who we previously covered, is sometimes also associated with the group of artists.
Oak Cliff Four George Green