El Sibil, 122 E. Fifth St

A painting of cattle on a prairie by impressionist Frank Reaugh.
A painting by impressionist Frank Reaugh.

One of Texas’ greatest artists made his home in Oak Cliff, and it’s still standing.

Frank Reaugh, who was born in Illinois and moved to Texas in 1876, first lived in a house near where Adamson High School is now. In 1928, he built his home and studio, El Sibil, on the edge of Lake Cliff Park.

Reaugh, who is known for his pastels of longhorns and Texas scenes, contributed to the culture of Dallas and Oak Cliff, offering art lessons throughout the 1920s and ’30s. He also brought students along on legendary en plein air painting trips to West Texas, influencing a younger generation of artists. His home has housed several film production companies in recent years, and it has a local owner.

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The impressionist Frank Reaugh was known especially for his paintings of longhorns in West Texas. He lived most of his life in Oak Cliff and had a studio near Lake Cliff Park.
The impressionist Frank Reaugh was known especially for his paintings of longhorns in West Texas. He lived most of his life in Oak Cliff and had a studio near Lake Cliff Park.

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