Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of a Lady,
c. 1618-1621, oil on canvas,
Gift of the Samuel Kress Foundation
12th- 18th century European Art- The El Paso Museum of Art's collection of European paintings is primarily composed of the Samuel H. Kress Collection consisting of paintings and sculpture from the 13th through the 18th centuries. These Western European masterworks include artists such as: Bernardo Bellotto, Canaletto, Jusepe de Ribera, Giovanni di Paolo, Lavinia Fontana, Artemesia Gentileschi, Lorenzo Lotto, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Bernardo Strozzi, Anthony van Dyck and Francisco Zubarán.
Master of the School of Lucca,
Madonna and Child, c. 1200,
Tempera and gold on wood,
Gift of the Samuel Kress Foundation
Saint Rita of Cascia, c. 1720 by Antonio de Torres
Spanish Viceroyal- The Museum's Spanish Viceroyal Collection reflects the period of the Spanish Empire in the New World. The collections of 17th through 19th centuries include paintings on panel, canvas, copper and tin. Many of these works were used as devotional images and were created by artists such as: Nicolás Enríquez, Antonío de Torres, Francisco Martínez, and Juan Sánchez Salmerón. Many works from this collection are permanently displayed in the Roderick Gallery.
Enriquez, Nicolas, Virgin of Guadalupe, (c. 1770)
Untitled, 1994 by Dan Rizzie
Works on Paper- The Museum's Works on Paper Collection includes more than 2,500 works in a variety of media such as: prints, drawings, watercolors, posters, artists's books and photographs from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The works on Paper Collection includes works by artists such as: Ansel Adams, Romare Bearden, Thomas Hart Benton, Manuel Carrillo, Paul Cézanne, William Merritt Chase, Woody Crumbo, Jusepe de Ribera, Edgar Degas, Albrecht Dürer, Hendrik Goltzius, Francisco Goya, Gene Kloss, José Clemente Orozco, Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Teódulo Rómulo, John Valadez, Vincent Valdez, Rembrandt van Rijn and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Shown on a rotating basis in the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery and elsewhere in the Museum, this collection features fine examples of Old Master prints, 19th-century reproductive engravings, and American Scene prints. Recent acquisitions have focused on contemporary American prints and photography of the American West.
Honky Tonk, 1981 by Luis Jimenez
Me, Knife, Diamond and Flower, 1999 by James Surls
Contemporary- The museum's contemporary collection is focused on important art of the southwest region including: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. This collection includes mostly painting and sculpture by artists such as: Julie Bozzi, Carlos Callejo, Susan Davidoff, James Drake, Gaspar Enríquez, Vernon Fisher, Sam Gilliam, Carmen Lomas Garza, Harry Geffert, Gronk, Luis Jiménez, Donald Judd, Jim Love, Gilbert Lujan, James Magee, Melissa Miller, Jesus Bautista Moroles, Celia Muñoz, Kermit Oliver, Nadezda Prvulovic, Linda Ridgway, María Sada, Fritz Scholder, James Surls, and Willie Varela. Works from the Contemporary Collection are rotated in the permanent collection galleries and are featured in exhibitions from the collection.
Cogs and Wheels, 2003 by Al Souza
President George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart
The Museum houses one of the region's most extensive collections of American art from the early 19th century through the 20th century. With a particular emphasis on the art of the southwest including Taos and Santa Fe Masters and artists from the El Paso area.
Included in the Museum's permanent collection are such artists as Manuel Acosta, Gustave Baumann, Ernest Blumenschein, José Cisneros, E. Irving Couse, Fremont Ellis, Robert Henri, Tom Lea, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Julius Rolshoven, Joseph Henry Sharp, John Sloan, Moses Soyer, and Henriette Wyeth.
The American collection also includes outstanding examples of early American portraits by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, and Gilbert Stuart; the Hudson River School painter George Inness, American Scene paintings by John Grabach, Robert Henri, and John Sloan; and Modernist works by Milton Avery, John Marin, and Max Weber and works by American Impressionists, including Edward Bannister, Frank Boggs, William Merritt Chase, John Edward Costigan, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Henry O. Tanner, Edmund C. Tarbell and John Twachtman.
The Mystery (A Sign of Friendship), 1909 by Frederick Remington