Prince Abu Zabi y Su Jardin
1970s Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua Born: Piedras Negras, Mexico 1903 Died: Del Rio, Texas 1975 ink on posterboard sheet and image: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Karol Howard and George Morton in honor of Shirley and Ramon Howard © Estate of Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua 2013.84 Not currently on view
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.
Ethnic - Arabian
Landscape - garden
Occupation - other - aristocrat
Portrait male - Abu Zabi, Prince