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John E. deBessonet

I received a degree in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 1974 and dedicated my entire career to designing and developing public park and recreation facilities in Shreveport, New Orleans, and, for the last 25 years, as Director of Park Planning and Development for Harris County in Houston.


After retiring in early 2011 my wife and I moved to our retreat in the woods near Piney Woods Lake south of Frankston TX.  Turning an old fishing cabin on the property into a studio I began to rediscover my background in fine arts.


In the past ten years seven of my paintings were selected by the jury to be included in the prestigious Stars of Texas Exhibition in Brownwood Texas. I also had a solo exhibit at the Museum of East Texas Culture in Palestine and I have exhibited three times at the Main Street Gallery in Tyler. Recently my work was selected by the jury in a national competition to be included in an exhibit at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary


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