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My favorites from the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, pt 2

View of downtown from the museum; the museum's original collection of 300  works of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell was assembled by Fort Worth newspaper publisher and philanthropist Amon G. Carter, Sr.

View of downtown from the museum; the museum's original collection of 300+ works of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell was assembled by Fort Worth newspaper publisher and philanthropist Amon G. Carter, Sr.

Woman Standing, Holding a Fan, Mary Cassatt, 1878-79; this work was likely done as Cassatt prepared for her debut with the Impressionists at their fourth exhibition, held in Paris in 1879

Woman Standing, Holding a Fan, Mary Cassatt, 1878-79; this work was likely done as Cassatt prepared for her debut with the Impressionists at their fourth exhibition, held in Paris in 1879

Edwin Booth, John Singer Sargent, 1890; Booth was one of the most famous actors of his day but is better remembered as the brother of John Wilkes Booth who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

Edwin Booth, John Singer Sargent, 1890; Booth was one of the most famous actors of his day but is better remembered as the brother of John Wilkes Booth who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

New England Landscape, Frederic Edwin Church, ca. 1849; in 1844, at the age of 18, Church left his family to become the first pupil of renowned landscape painter Thomas Cole

New England Landscape, Frederic Edwin Church, ca. 1849; in 1844, at the age of 18, Church left his family to become the first pupil of renowned landscape painter Thomas Cole

Sunrise, Yosemite Valley, Albert Bierstadt, ca. 1870; Bierstadt wrote of Yosemite - We are now in the Garden of Eden ... the most magnificent place I was ever in

Sunrise, Yosemite Valley, Albert Bierstadt, ca. 1870; Bierstadt wrote of Yosemite - We are now in the Garden of Eden ... the most magnificent place I was ever in

Wrapped Oranges, William McCloskey, 1889; the vibrancy of the oranges is striking against the crisp white wrappers and the rich glow of a gem-blue backdrop

Wrapped Oranges, William McCloskey, 1889; the vibrancy of the oranges is striking against the crisp white wrappers and the rich glow of a gem-blue backdrop

The Hunter's Return, Thomas Cole, 1845; in his 1836 Essay on American Scenery, Cole lamented the ravages of the axe that were destroying the wilderness; ironically, many of his patrons were responsible for America's industrialization

The Hunter's Return, Thomas Cole, 1845; in his 1836 Essay on American Scenery, Cole lamented the ravages of the axe that were destroying the wilderness; ironically, many of his patrons were responsible for America's industrialization

Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay, Martin Johnson Heade, 1868; Amon G. Carter contributed greatly to Fort Worth as publisher of the Star-Telegram, founding board member of American Airlines, and owner of the first radio station in the city

Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay, Martin Johnson Heade, 1868; Amon G. Carter contributed greatly to Fort Worth as publisher of the Star-Telegram, founding board member of American Airlines, and owner of the first radio station in the city

Two Hummingbirds above a White Orchid; Martin Johnson Heade, ca. 1875-90; Heade's intricately detailed paintings transported the viewer from the everyday to faraway lands

Two Hummingbirds above a White Orchid; Martin Johnson Heade, ca. 1875-90; Heade's intricately detailed paintings transported the viewer from the everyday to faraway lands

Series I, No. 1, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918; the artist taught in TX for 18 months before returning to New York City where she painted this piece; O'Keeffe always asserted herself at a time when it was not considered proper for women to work outside the home

Series I, No. 1, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918; the artist taught in TX for 18 months before returning to New York City where she painted this piece; O'Keeffe always asserted herself at a time when it was not considered proper for women to work outside the home

New England Landscape II, George Morrison, 1967; inspired by his friend Louise Nevelson, Morrison created this imposing landscape from driftwood he found along Cape Cod

New England Landscape II, George Morrison, 1967; inspired by his friend Louise Nevelson, Morrison created this imposing landscape from driftwood he found along Cape Cod

Marion Crossing the PeeDee, William T Ranney, 1850; General Francis Marion (aka the Swamp Fox) was a hero of the American Revolution, second only to George Washington in the popular imagination

Marion Crossing the PeeDee, William T Ranney, 1850; General Francis Marion (aka the Swamp Fox) was a hero of the American Revolution, second only to George Washington in the popular imagination

Neighbors, Valton Tyler, 2016; born in Texas City, Tyler was considered one of the state's most independent visionaries; this was the last painting he made, with his death coming the next year

Neighbors, Valton Tyler, 2016; born in Texas City, Tyler was considered one of the state's most independent visionaries; this was the last painting he made, with his death coming the next year

The Council of War, John Rogers, 1868; the sculptor sold his work through mail order catalogs (this one was $25 and shows General U.S. Grant, President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton)

The Council of War, John Rogers, 1868; the sculptor sold his work through mail order catalogs (this one was $25 and shows General U.S. Grant, President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton)

The County Election, George Caleb Bingham, 1851-52; although born in Virginia and thus a Southerner, Bingham was elected as a delegate to the Missouri legislature before the American Civil War where he fought against the extension of slavery westward

The County Election, George Caleb Bingham, 1851-52; although born in Virginia and thus a Southerner, Bingham was elected as a delegate to the Missouri legislature before the American Civil War where he fought against the extension of slavery westward

Crossing the Pasture, Winslow Homer, 1871-72; Homer initially earned his living as a correspondent during the Civil War; after the war, Americans longed for happier times so Homer took to painting nostalgic scenes

Crossing the Pasture, Winslow Homer, 1871-72; Homer initially earned his living as a correspondent during the Civil War; after the war, Americans longed for happier times so Homer took to painting nostalgic scenes

Left Scapula, Showing a Gunshot Fracture Nearly Parallel with the Spine of the Scapula, with Two Fragments of a Conoidal Musket Ball, William Bell, 1865; Bell was head of the photography department at the Army Medical Museum

Left Scapula, Showing a Gunshot Fracture Nearly Parallel with the Spine of the Scapula, with Two Fragments of a Conoidal Musket Ball, William Bell, 1865; Bell was head of the photography department at the Army Medical Museum

Martha Washington (1856) and George Washington (1846), Rembrandt Peale; Peale boasted that, as the last living artist to have met the Washingtons, his paintings were the most reliable representations

Martha Washington (1856) and George Washington (1846), Rembrandt Peale; Peale boasted that, as the last living artist to have met the Washingtons, his paintings were the most reliable representations

Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, Raphaelle Peale, 1813; this is one of the earliest signed and dated works by the artist known for establishing the still life painting genre in America

Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, Raphaelle Peale, 1813; this is one of the earliest signed and dated works by the artist known for establishing the still life painting genre in America

Boston Harbor, Fitz Henry Lane, 1856; born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the painter and printmaker was famous for his style that would later be called Luminism, for its use of pervasive light

Boston Harbor, Fitz Henry Lane, 1856; born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the painter and printmaker was famous for his style that would later be called Luminism, for its use of pervasive light

The Fifty-ninth Virginia Infantry-Wise's Brigade, Conrad Wise Chapman, ca. 1867; though raised in Rome, Italy, Chapman returned to the US to fight for the Confederacy; it was rare to see the Confederate Army from a soldier's viewpoint

The Fifty-ninth Virginia Infantry-Wise's Brigade, Conrad Wise Chapman, ca. 1867; though raised in Rome, Italy, Chapman returned to the US to fight for the Confederacy; it was rare to see the Confederate Army from a soldier's viewpoint

Chloe and Sam, Thomas Hovenden, 1882; after moving to Plymouth Meeting, PA, in 1881, the artist painted a series of works as a tribute to the town's proud heritage of abolitionism; Chloe may be a reference to a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Chloe and Sam, Thomas Hovenden, 1882; after moving to Plymouth Meeting, PA, in 1881, the artist painted a series of works as a tribute to the town's proud heritage of abolitionism; Chloe may be a reference to a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin

A Closet Door, John Frederick Peto, 1904-06; a letter rack, which held notes, cards and other mementos, was a highly personal subject for trompe l'oeil painters that effectively served as a complex portrait of the artist himself

A Closet Door, John Frederick Peto, 1904-06; a letter rack, which held notes, cards and other mementos, was a highly personal subject for trompe l'oeil painters that effectively served as a complex portrait of the artist himself

The Monongahela at Morgantown, Blanche Lazzell, 1933; this piece is a woodcut on paper with the artist using the backside of a spoon to apply pressure to the paper; this technique allowed her to achieve subtle effects of color and texture

The Monongahela at Morgantown, Blanche Lazzell, 1933; this piece is a woodcut on paper with the artist using the backside of a spoon to apply pressure to the paper; this technique allowed her to achieve subtle effects of color and texture

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Great museum and town!

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