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Prince Abu Zabi y Su Jardin

Prince Abu Zabi y Su Jardin
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Artist
Consuelo González Amézcua, born Piedras Negras, Mexico 1903-died Del Rio, TX 1975
Sitter
Prince Abu Zabi
Date
1970s
Type
Drawing
Folk Art
Medium
ink on posterboard
Dimensions
sheet and image: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Karol Howard and George Morton in honor of Shirley and Ramon Howard
Copyright
© Estate of Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
2013.84
Gallery Label
Consuelo “Chelo” González Amezcua moved to Texas when she was ten. Though she was unable to follow her dream of going to art school, she still devoted her life to making art. Amezcua incised stones and drew in a fine, ornate style she called “Texas filigree art.” She depicted resplendent flora and fauna, grand buildings, women in Mexican dress, and royal and religious characters of the world to celebrate both her Mexican-American heritage and an expansive love of poetry, mythology, and history.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Department
Graphic Arts