Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua, Prince Abu Zabi y Su Jardin, 1970s, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © Estate of Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua, Gift of Karol Howard and George Morton in honor of Shirley and Ramon Howard, 2013.84
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.
Prince Abu Zabi y Su Jardin
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sheet and image: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
© Estate of Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Karol Howard and George Morton in honor of Shirley and Ramon Howard
- Ethnic – Arabian
- Occupation – other – aristocrat
- Landscape – garden
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