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Feleceia Heron
Clyde Heron,  APA  OPA
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  I would like for you to meet my parents - Clyde and Feleceia Heron.

  They were Oklahoma farm kids who moved to the West Texas Oil Fields to make a better life for their family.  After just a short time, Dad enlisted in the Army to serve his country during the Korean Conflict.  This took them to a whole new world of art, unusual foods and new cultures in Monterey, California.  Even though they were poor as Church mice, they formed many friendships and a love for the area.  Their love of art and history blossomed.

    With Dad as the optomistic artist and Mom as the level headed artist/musician, they returned to West Texas.  I was born shortly after their return. I was so lucky to be raised in such a supportive and creative environment.  I had amazing times with them and their peers.  I thought that everyone had artists and musicians running in and out of their home.  As I grew older, I also developed a social conscience due to my parents being very active in their church and community.  Volunteerism was a given in our home.   
    Below I invite you to view Dad and Mom's biographies and art.



CLYDE HERON, APA  OPA  
(born  1929 - died  1999)

    Clyde Heron’s career took him from successful commercial artist to painter. Even during a slight career interruption to serve with the Army during the Korean Conflict, his skills were called upon. He served as an illustrator for the 53rd Field Artillery Battalion.
    He was an avid student of history and his work was primarily focused on historical subjects: the Indian Wars, Indian Culture, the War Between The States, the Texas Rangers, and Ranching Heritage. His art depicts the influence of these subjects on our American heritage.
    Heron attended the Art Students League in New York. He studied under watercolorists Mario Cooper, New York, and Bud Biggs, Dallas. He often said that the greatest influence on his career came from three sources: Feleceia (his lady), an artist in her own right; Tom Lovell, Santa Fe, New Mexico, his idol and mentor; and John Duillo, his close friend and counselor, an eminent historical artist from Hicksville, New York. He also lovingly recalled his early encouragement and instruction from his childhood art teacher, Miss Gennie Smith.
MEMBERSHIPS:
Art Related:
Oil Painters of America; Signature Member
Western Art Association
American Plains Artists; Signature Member
Ellen Noel Art Museum; served as Board member for many years
National Cowboy Hall of Fame; Life Member
History Related:
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Permian Historical Society; Life Member
Ector County Historical Commission
Heritage of Odessa Foundation; past Board Member
Friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site; 
Advisory Board for many years & Life Member
COLLECTIONS:
Private:
Lloyd Bentsen, U.S. Senator, Texas
Kent Hance, Railroad Commissioner, Texas
George Mahon, U.S. Congressman, Texas *
John Ben Shepperd, Attorney General, Texas *
Paul Weaver, Texas Bank, Austin, Texas


Paul Gibson, Bristol Jeans, Bristol, Tennessee
* now in estate of these deceased patrons
Public:
Confederate Memorial Hall, Washington, DC
Confederate Relic Room & Museum, Columbus, SC
Gadsden Museum of Fine Art, Gadsden, AL
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, San Angelo, TX
Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis, TX
The Military Memorial Museum, Ardmore, OK
The Presidential Museum, Odessa, TX *
*Commissioned portraits of Presidents Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson and George Bush
AWARDS:
Plainsmen Award (Patron’s Choice) and Arrowhead Award (Trustees’ Choice)
American Plains Artists Annual Show
1987
Best In Show 
Watercolor Horizons Annual Show
1987
Arrowhead Award (Trustees’ Choice) 
American Plains Artists Annual Show
1988
Excellence in Community Service 
Arts Heritage of Odessa Foundation
1989
Golden Spur Award (Artists’ Choice) 
American Plains Artists Annual Show
1990**
Jefferson Davis Medal (Awarded for preserving southern History through paintings) 
United Daughters of the Confederacy
1991
And others
**As president, he did not enter competition for awards.
ART WORK IN PUBLICATIONS:
Magazines: America’s Civil War; Blackpowder Annual; Art of the West; Virginian; Wild West; Veterans View; Confederate Veteran; Southwest Art and Art of the West.
Magazine Covers: Confederate Veteran; Civil War Magazine; Veterans View; American Hereford Journal; Texas Hereford Magazine; America’s Civil War; Wild West; Heritage.
Book Covers:

Oklahoma University Press: The Buffalo Soldiers by Leckie; The Most Promising Young Man by Pierce; Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War by Greene.
University of Nebraska Press: John Bell Hood by McMurry; Victory Rode the Rails by Gallagher; The Seven Days, The Emergence of Lee by Dowdey.
PRIVILEDGED TO HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED BY:
Alton’s Gallery, Odessa, TX
Texas Trails Gallery, San Antonio, TX
E. S. Lawrence Gallery, Taos, NM and Aspen, CO
Buffalo Trail Fine Art Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wy 
Farnsworth Military Impressions, Gettysburg, PA
Slavin’s Gallery, Jacksonville, NC 
Sims Gallery, Columbia, TN 
Cranston Fine Arts, Helensburg, Scotland 
V6 Gallery, Marathon, TX
Miller Gallery, Cincinatti, OH
Top of the Line Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX
SHOW AFFILIATIONS:
Oil Painters of America beginning in 1992
American Plains Artists beginning in 1985
Mountain Oyster Club Annual Show beginning 1997
Civil War Society Invitational Show, Washington, DC in 1994
Nita Steward Haley Memorial Library and Museum, Midland, TX in 1999
Two Man Exhibition with sculptor, Jammey Huggins of Seminole, TX
and others
PARTICIPANT IN WAR BETWEEN THE STATES REENACTMENTS:
Gettysburg
Manassas
Sharpsburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvania
Yellow Tavern
Chickamauga
Franklin


PARTICIPATION IN SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS:
Offices served:
West Texas Brigade Commander
Third Lt. Commander, Texas Division
Second Lt. Commander, Texas Division
Lt. Commander, Army of the Trans Mississippi
(Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California)
Committee member:
National Headquarters’ Long Range Planning
National Education
National Membership
Awards & Honors:
Texas Division Honor Award, 1990 thru 1997
Texas Division Confederate of the Year, 1992
Distinguished Service Medal, National
Meritorious Service Medal, National
Sponsor Member, Confederate Research Center, Hillsboro, TX
Jefferson Davis Medal
Korean Service Medal
Mjr. K.M. Van Zant Medal
Honorary Chairman, Confederate Ball, Houston, 1994
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS:
for information contact:
Fritzi Heron
P.O. Box 14607
Odessa, TX 79762
432-550-4162
[email protected]


FELECEIA "FLEA" HERON 
(born  1929 - died  1986)