Jim Culberson

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Jim  Culberson Buffalo Bayou Banks_ Houston
Buffalo Bayou Banks, Houston, 1960
gelatin silver print
8.5 x 11.5 in
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Jim  Culberson Buffalo Bayou_ Houston
Buffalo Bayou, Houston, 1960
gelatin silver print
11 x 9.75 in
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Jim  Culberson Charles Schorre
Charles Schorre, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
10.5 x 9.25 in
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Jim  Culberson Dick Wray
Dick Wray, 1963
gelatin silver print
10 x 10 in
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Jim  Culberson Downtown Houston
Downtown Houston, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
13.75 x 10.75 in
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Jim  Culberson East Texas
East Texas, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
7.25 x 9.5 in
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Jim  Culberson Gulf Freeway
Gulf Freeway, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
9.5 x 14 in
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Jim  Culberson Houston Ship Channel
Houston Ship Channel, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
11.75 x 9 in
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Jim  Culberson Houston Suburb
Houston Suburb, 1959
gelatin silver print
10.5 x 13.75 in
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Jim  Culberson Jack Boynton in Studio
Jack Boynton in Studio, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
11.25 x 10 in
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Jim  Culberson Kitchen
Kitchen, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
9.5 x 8.5 in
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Jim  Culberson Mother and Child
Mother and Child, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
11 x 8 in
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Jim  Culberson Richmond Silos
Richmond Silos, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
13.75 x 9.5 in
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Jim  Culberson Sidewalk Construction
Sidewalk Construction, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
9.5 x 4.25 in
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Jim  Culberson Traffic
Traffic, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
9.5 x 15 in
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Jim  Culberson Untitled
Untitled, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
10.75 x 8.5 in
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Jim  Culberson Untitled
Untitled, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
13.75 x 10.75 in
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Jim  Culberson Untitled Children
Untitled Children, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
10.25 x 10.75 in
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Jim  Culberson Waiting for Work
Waiting for Work, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
10 x 10 in
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Jim  Culberson Yard Sale
Yard Sale, c. 1960
gelatin silver print
6.75 x 9.5 in
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Jim  Culberson

Jim Culberson

Jim Culberson Description

Jim Culberson  (American, 1928 – 1997)

1952                 BFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; University of Houston

1953                 Established Culberson, Glass and Dubose Graphic Studio in Houston, TX

1955                 30th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1955                 31st Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1960                 Curated Architectural Graphics, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston

1950-70s            Instructor, St. Thomas University, Houston, TX

              Instructor, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

              Instructor, University of Houston

1971                 Established Culberson-Heller Advertising, Houston, TX

1974                 Partner, Creative Director, Goodwin, Dannenbaum, Littman & Wingfield, Houston

1990’s               Involved in innumerable national, state and local political campaigns from strategy  to graphics, photography, cinematography, print and air media, public relations and voter analysis 

 

Born October 23, 1928, in the community of Lone Oak, Jim Culberson grew up among the Piney Woods of East Texas.  Like many of his generation, he interrupted his education to answer his country’s call to arms during World War II.  He also served with distinction in the Korean War.  While a student at the University of New Mexico, Culberson fell in love with Eleanor Abney and the couple married in 1950. He completed his college education at the University of Houston and after working as an art director for a large Houston advertising agency, he established his own graphics studio in 1953.  With an eye disorder known as Amblyopia (lazy eye), Culberson would promote himself as “The best cock-eyed artist in Houston.”

            Culberson taught art and photography at the University of Houston, St. Thomas University and the Museum of Fine Arts, but his career took a new path when he handled the photography, cinematography, and graphics design for Senator John Tower’s campaign in 1966.  His remarkable talent and media savvy quickly became apparent and he became a much sought-after force in the political campaign world.

            For over three decades Culberson earned great renown as a political counselor for his expertise in strategic campaign planning, design, graphics, media planning, and voter analysis. In that time, he worked with over 200 congressional, gubernatorial, legislative, county, and city wide campaigns. His greatest contribution to this state has been to send, with enthusiasm and learned counsel, his own son, Representative John Culberson, to the Texas Legislature and later to the U.S. Congress.

            He also worked with several aspiring presidential candidates including former President Ronald Reagan.  In 1996, he was honored by the Texas House of Representatives for his many achievements. Known for his unrelenting perfectionism and dedication to quality, Culberson limited his work in later years to local races, enabling him to work directly with the candidates while maintaining full creative involvement.  His impressive resume includes work for the following campaigns:

            John Tower, U.S. Senate, Texas

            Bill Archer, U.S. Representative

            John Culberson, U.S. Representative

            Republican National Committee

            Texas and Harris County Democratic Party

            City of Houston

            Rubel Phillips for Governor, Mississippi

            Paul Eggers for Governor, Texas

            Richard Nixon for President, partial

            Hagen Thompson for Congress, Mississippi

            Louie Welch for Mayor, Houston

            Fred Hofheinz for Mayor, Houston

            Ronald Reagan, President

            Chase Untermeyer, State Representative

            Buster Brown, State Senator

            El Franco Lee, Harris County Commissioner

            Steve Radack, County Commissioner

            Pat Lykos, District Attorney

Judson Robinson, Eleanor Tinsley, Johnny Goyen, Christin Hartung, Helen Huey, George Greanias, and Lance Lalor, City Council members

             Lance Lalor, and George Greanias, City Controllers

Mike Anderson, John Peavy, Russell Austin, Mike & Sharon Wood, Jim Wallace, and many other county and state district judges

In all aspects of his life and career, Culberson embodied the highest standards of integrity and excellence. His example of hard work and dedication has been an inspiration to all who knew him.

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