Anthony Dominguez (1960-2014) was a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He was a sign painter and visual artist early in his teenage years. In his adulthood, his sign painting background influenced his straight line techniques and the bold styling of his paintings. He attended TCU and painted the mural at Fort Worth's Northside Branch LIbrary in 1986. In the early 1980's, her ran with the aritsts and illustrators of TCU's teacher Don Punchatz's Studio X. One of his first art exhibits was in the early years of 500X in Dallas. He left the area after his Grandmother's passing, who was a central figure to him. He followed a friend and moved to New York City in the late 1980's..
Anthony had a sweet smile. He was shy, kind, and highly intelligent but possessed a naive spirit. In his artwork, he used symbols, words, and his witty black humor to communicate his views of society and it's ironies He used skeletons to portray the fine line between life and death. He illustrated his views against worldly necessities and enslavements of society using bleach and later white-out through needles on black fabrics. In his later work, he added red and musical scores to his pieces.
Anthony took to living on the streets and tunnels of NY in the early 1990's. He had a daily ritual of carrying his art supplies and rolled canvas in his backpack to work on pieces in the public library. His artwork was exhibited at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City in the early 1990's and was also included in "The End is Near" in 1998 at The Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Anthony was an important Texas artist who was known and admired by many. Through his work, he delivered his strong comical convictions, which channelled through his style, make his audience squirm, laugh and smile with him.