“The Dallas Nine” was a group of about 25 artists, actually, who painted in the style of the American Scene, an artistic movement from which the best known artists are Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry.
Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts put together the largest collection of The Dallas Nine’s paintings in decades for one night only this past weekend as part of its annual Art & Wine fundraiser. All of the works in the exhibit are from personal collections, and their owners toted them home at the end of the night.
Everyone in the Dallas Nine probably had some Oak Cliff connection because many of them studied under Frank Reaugh, who lived at Fifth and Crawford. But only one of them was born and raised in Oak Cliff. That’s Lloyd Goff, whose “Union Station” was part of the exhibit.