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1918 PORVENIR MASSACRE

ED MORALEZ's avatar ED MORALEZ

This oil painting on canvas is a historical/memorial artwork in memory of the 15 defenseless men including my great grandfather killed in PORVENIR Texas. In the painting it shows the rocky bluff area where the massacre happened in the early morning hours of Jan 28, 1918 and each bloody area is where each of the men fell , the initials of each of the men are painted in the blood. Manuel Moralez one of the men killed is my great grandfather, a landowner of 1,500 acres in the Porvenir, Texas area. Manuel Moralez was only 40 yrs old at the time of the massacre. For more info on the 1918 Porvenir Massacre , see the historical marker. Recently in 2019 PBS aired a documentary on the Porvenir Massacre. This artwork is not for sale. Artwork Dimensions are 30in X 40in X 1in

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2inches
  • Medium: oils
  • Width: 45inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 35inches