An American Collection

An American Collection

Works From the Amon Carter Museum

Book - 2001
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This lavish volume relates its history and presents masterworks from 1822 to 1998, with an essay about each and a biography of each artist.

Blackwell North Amer
Amon G. Carter (1879-1955) is one of the legendary men of Texas history. Born in a log cabin, he was self-made, becoming Fort Worth's leading citizen and champion. He developed an interest in the art of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell through his friendship with Will Rogers. Carter's will provided for the establishment of a museum in Fort Worth devoted to the art of the American West. While the museum holds the most significant collection anywhere of works by Remington and Russell and is a pioneer in the field of western studies, it has evolved into one of the great museums of American art as a whole, focusing on artists working on successive frontiers, aesthetic as well as geographic. Its photography collection alone has grown to nearly one-quarter of a million objects.
The museum, designed by noted architect Philip Johnson, opened to the public in 1961. On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, a substantially expanded building, also designed by Mr. Johnson, was inaugurated. This volume relates the museum's history and presents color and duotone illustrations of 125 of its masterworks dating from 1822 to 1998 (paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and photographs), with an essay about each and a biography of each artist. It includes a number of landmark works recently added to the collection and unveiled here for the first time: paintings by John Singer Sargent, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley; sculpture by Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson; a daguerreotype by Southworth and Hawes; and photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, David Smith, Robert Adams, and Linda Connor.

Publisher: New York : Hudson Hills Press in association with the Amon Carter Museum ; [Lanham, Md.?] : Distributed in the U.S. by National Book Network, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781555951986
1555951988
Branch Call Number: 709.73 AME
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Gillham, Will
Junker, Patricia A.

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