Bob Wygant held a special place in Texas and in the Western heritage he painted throughout his career. A quiet man of immense talent, his paintings came from his heart as much as from his brush. Breath-taking in his detailed and realistic approach, his images make time stand still…creating memories that offer t he viewer a glimpse into a rich past that is relived through the artist’s paintings. Wygant had said, “I am interested in establishing a mood in my paintings and not a meaning. It is the viewer who brings the meaning to the work.” From the romantic cowboys to the rocky landscape and picturesque rivers to the pleasures of rural life, Wygant’s paintings brought the American West to life to be enjoyed and treasured for generations. After majoring in art at the University of Texas in Austin, he returned home to Houston to establish his career. Wygant’s first success was in commissions by some of the major oil companies in Texas. For several years, the artist worked quietly at home painting for his many clients. His images are in hundreds of homes throughout Texas and are treasured by every owner. Wygant passed away in 2008 after living for many years with his wife, Alla, in a small community north of Houston.