We always enjoy the opportunity to laugh WITH Texas. And this map is hilarious and irresistible.
Artist Mark Storm was a painter and sculptor specializing in western genre scenes. He was born in Valdez, Alaska, the son of a mining engineer, and grew up in a series of towns in Alaska, Oregon, California and one year in Mexico, before ending up in Texas. He attended the University of Texas from 1930-34. From 1946, he lived in Houston. Storm began his career as a commercial artist and illustrator, and began also making Western themed fine art in the 1940s.
Storm became a member of the Texas Cowboy Artists Association in 1973, served as its president in 1975-76, and participated regularly in their exhibitions. He was named Texas Cowboy Artist of the Year in 1980 and 1981 and a contributor to the book XIT, The American Cowboy: An Exploration in Art and Words by Caleb Pirtle (1975). Storm completed commissions for oil paintings and a life-size portrait sculpture for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. His works are also in the Museum of Natural Science, Houston; various corporate collections, and the Medford Collection of Western Art at the City Hall of Lufkin, Texas.