King William: A German Connection
King William Association
122 Madison Street • San Antonio • TX 78204
Open: Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm until mid-December
As a German/American living in San Antonio since 1986, King William has always been a favorite neighborhood of mine. I was introduced to King William in 1988 while working for Julia Cauthorn at 217 King William Street. Today a prominent artist resides in this historic home.
The theme I am exploring with this exhibit is the interwoven history of Germans in Texas, how the King William neighborhood came to be, how it has grown and what vestiges of that history remain.
My research led me down many interesting paths, including a historical tie back to my own home region! I explored the arduous journey in leaving Germany and the people's disappointments as well as successes. Throughout its 170 years of existence, the King William neighborhood saw it all.
These works are somewhat different from my usual art. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed researching and creating them.