Romeo Reyna, a textile and visual artist, was a long-time resident of Lubbock. Born in 1935, he first encountered Lubbock as a migrant worker with his parents. Romeo, at 16, was the youngest student to enter the Chicago Art Institute. He also studied at the Los Angeles Arts Center and the Otis Art Institute. Romeo became a nationally recognized textile/visual artist and was featured several times in Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and Texas Monthly. Romeo specialized in designing, creating, and installing extra-large tapestries. Various commissions have been installed in the United States, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Columbia, Canada, and Mexico. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various fine art museums. Romeo passed away in 2016 at the age of 80.
Romeo Reyna was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2019.