The walls of Worthington National Bank’s Arlington location are decorated with works of celebrated Texas artists, dating from the 1930s to present-day. A mural, entitled Gathering Pecans, welcomes visitors as they enter the bank. Otis Dozier, a professor at SMU and a member of a nationally recognized group of artists known as "The Dallas 9," was commissioned to do this painting as part of the WPA's Federal Art Project. The depiction of a family in a grove of pecan trees, it illustrates Arlington's reliance on the pecan industry during the 1930s and 1940s.
Gathering Pecans Otis Dozier (Am. 1904-1987) 1941
The Arlington collection includes several additional paintings by Dozier, including Rodeo Cowboy and Sacred Bulls. The paintings differ from Gathering Pecans, but each piece has a distinct Southwestern theme, and their style reflects an abstract behavior. The collection is rounded out by another well-known Texas impressionist, Greg McGinnis. His landscape pieces depict a keen combination of nature, flowers and light.