San Antonio Museum of Arts presents "Everett Spruce: Texas Reimagined"

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"Everett Spruce: Texas Reimagined"
Everett Franklin Spruce (American, 1908–2002), Broken Tree, 1950, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.4 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by The Kelso Endowment for Texas Art, 2016.1 Photo courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art

"Everett Spruce: Texas Reimagined" brings together some 50 of Spruce’s masterworks, drawn from across his seven-decade career, to reintroduce and reposition the artist within the canon of American art. The exhibition - and the essays in the accompanying catalogue - reframes Spruce not as a regionalist, but as an artist who drew on a wide range of modernist techniques to forge his own style and present the beauty and drama of Texas coastlines, deserts, mountains, and prairies to 20th century audiences.

Also included are Spruce’s rare and most critical figurative works, a small and distinctive set within his wider oeuvre. Originally organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, the exhibition’s presentation is an opportunity to extend the contemporary visibility for this important Texas artist.

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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215


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