Texas Regionalism Coming to the Amon Carter

Otis Dozier (1904–1987) Untitled, 1932 Watercolor © Denni Davis Washburn, William R. Miegel Jr., and Elizabeth Marie Miegel Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas Purchase with funds provided by the Paper Guild of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth will present an installation of Texas paintings that curators say captures a pivotal moment in the state’s cultural history. In the 1930s, a group of young artists—including Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan and Coreen Spellman, among others—gained national recognition for their scenic and ideological interpretations of the local environment. Although they depicted the people and landscapes of Texas in identifiable and representational manners, each artist possessed their own style, often combining realism with modernist influences ranging from Cubism to Surrealism. These evocative paintings provide a poignant glimpse of life and art in Texas during the era of the Great Depression. The exhibit opensApril 30.

Jerry Bywaters (1906–1989)  Century Plant, 1939  Oil on Masonite Collection of Alexander H. Albritton Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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