Robert Jenkins Onderdonk

By Wmpearl (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsRobert Jenkins Onderdonk (1852 – 1917) Born in Maryland, Robert Onderdonk was a long-time art teacher in San Antonio and Dallas. Robert Onderdonk studied art at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York in the 1870s. In San Antonio, he founded an art association for women painters, the Van Dyck club, which later became the San Antonio Arts League and later co-founded the Art Students League of Dallas. Onderdonk’s masterpiece, the 1903 painting Fall of the Alamo, was displayed at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and is now held in the Texas State Archives. he is the father of Eleanor Onderdonk, a respected miniaturist, and Julian Onderdonk, who became known as the “bluebonnet painter.

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