Amon Carter Museum of American Art


Artstor and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art are now sharing more than 2,900 images in the Digital Library.

The collection includes a substantial number of works from the museum's Artists Archives, which consist of the archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947), Karl Struss (1886-1981), Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), Nell Dorr (1893-1988), Eliot Porter (1901-1990), Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), and Helen Post (1907-1979). These photographic collections are comprised of over 22,000 prints plus over 150,000 negatives. Other highlights to be released include Mexican War daguerreotypes and works by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Eadweard Muybridge, David Octavius Hill, and Southworth & Hawes.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is committed to acquiring the finest examples of American art, preserving them for future generations, and exhibiting them for the enjoyment of its broad audience. The museum is equally dedicated to researching the works in its collection and providing interpretive materials and programs to serve an educational role devoted to the study of American art.

The Amon Carter's superb collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell—the two greatest artists of the American west—is unique, for nowhere else can a visitor see and compare so many masterpieces by these two artists. The museum also houses premier examples of American art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by artists such as Alexander Calder, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Daniel Chester French, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Robert Laurent, Paul Manship, Elie Nadelman, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

The museum also boasts more than 40,000 photographic prints, making it one of the country's major repositories of American photography. The holdings span the history of the photographic medium, from one of the earliest daguerreotypes made in this country to inkjet prints being made today.

Throughout its history, the Amon Carter library, long regarded as one of the nation's principal research facilities has continued to acquire illustrated books to enrich the visual and historical context of related works of art from the museum's collection. Today, the rare illustrated book collections contain many of the finest examples of the literature of American art and Americana published during the past two centuries.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the study of American art.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 2,929
Percentage of completion 100%

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: August 11, 2014

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