Famed Southwest artist Jose Cisneros dies

EL PASO, TX A funeral mass was scheduled Wednesday for Cisneros, who died Saturday, said Dolores Bolanos with Martin Funeral Home in El Paso. Cisneros was 99.

Cisneros was honored with a 2001 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President George W. Bush in April 2002.

Cisneros, who was born in Durango, Mexico, was known for his historical pen-and-ink illustrations of magazines, books and newspapers. The University of Texas-El Paso library, according to its Web site, has more than 100 original drawings by Cisneros.

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