Gary Zaboly Lecture: His Research and Art

Start Date:
Feb 25, 2019
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Date:
Feb 25, 2019
End Time:
1:00 PM
Public Event


Have you ever wondered what the Alamo Defenders looked like?

Gary Zaboly, renowned Texas History artist, returns to the Alamo to share his art and research of the famous battle of 1836 and the Texas Revolution.  In this one hour presentation, Gary will focus on the Alamo Defenders.  While most of the men who fought in the battle of March 6, 1836 died without a single likeness of themselves in existence, there are descriptions from their loved ones and others.  Gary uses these accounts to recreate what they might have looked like, giving us a better understanding of these determined men.  Join Gary on Monday, February 25, 2019 as he attempts to bring Alamo Defenders to life, 183 years after the Battle of the Alamo.

About Gary Zaboly

Born in New York City in 1950. Educated at the High School of Art and Design and the Art Students League. 

Member of the Alamo Society, the Company of Military Historians, the New York Historical Society, and the Friends of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Founding board member of the Alamo Battlefield Association. 

Elected Fellow of the Company of Military Historians in 1989. Winner of the Gold Award of Merit in Texas History, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1997. Winner of the 2012 Summerfield G. Roberts Award, and the Reuben Potter Award, for his book, An Altar For Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts. Winner of the 2017 Susannah DeBlack Award for Illustrating the “Best Book in Arkansas History for Young Readers,” Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure.

Author of seven books, co-author of three more, illustrator of over forty historical books and numerous articles. His work is included in many museums and private collections, and has often appeared in television documentaries and other media.


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