Clifton Scott Tinker


Cliff Tinker

Cliff Tinker

Diploma, 1974, Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton, California

B.A. Psychology, 1981, University of Houston

B.F.A. Painting, 1992, The University of Texas at San Antonio

M.A. Art History, 2001, The University of Texas at San Antonio



University of Texas at San Antonio: 11 paintings and prints, 8 of which were purchased by UTSA, 3 of which were gifts of the artist.

BrinkerInternational: 11 paintings used to decorate 5 different Chili’s restaurants.

San Antonio Central Library: 1 painting of the library bought by Friends of the Library, and The original Paper Cutout for the Official San Antonio Library Centennial poster.

J.Alexander’s: 2 paintings

Tiago’s Cabo Grill: 3 paintings

About the Artist:

Clif Tinker has sold approximately 330 original paintings since 1989, almost all of which were through galleries.  Tinker has had 17 one-person art shows, and he has been in 11  group art shows.  His Fiesta poster design was the runner up in 1998, and Dillards sold 2,800 T-shirts with this official alternate design.  This and other T-shirt sales at Dillard’s and at The Alamo gift store total to 4,800 T-shirts sold.  The McNay Museum gift store sold over 1,000 postcards of his work over a five year period. Total sales of his work: original paintings, posters, T-shirts, postcards, and HEB bags are approximately 200,000 items with his artwork and name on them.  His banners that decorated the Alamodome for the San Antonio Spurs for 10 years were up for their first championship run.  Easily, at least 100 million people saw his work on TV over the course of the Spurs playing in the Alamodome.

Major Art Projects of Clif Tinker

Starting March 2010: San Antonio based HEB Grocery Company prints 100,000 Reusable Shopping Bags with Clif Tinker’s painting, San Antonio Montage, and sells them in their stores throughout Texas.  HEB donates 20 cents from each bag sold to the charity of the artist’s choice.  Tinker designated the San Antonio Food Bank.










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