Amon Carter Museum of American Art

© 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has contributed approximately 3,000 images to the Artstor Digital Library, including a comprehensive selection of highlights from the permanent collection.
 
The Amon Carter's rich collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell—the two greatest artists of the American west—is unique. The museum also houses premier examples of American art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by 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.


In addition to a range of paintings, sculptures and works on paper, the selection in Artstor includes substantial materials from the museum's Artists Archives, which consist of the work of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell, Erwin E. Smith, Karl Struss, Laura Gilpin, Nell Dorr, Eliot Porter, Carlotta Corpron, and Helen Post. Other highlights 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 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, and to further the appreciation of American art both through acquisitions and a commitment to education. The museum also holds more than 40,000 photographic prints, making it a major repository of American photography. Throughout its history, the Amon Carter Research Library has acquired illustrated books to support the museum's collection.