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Dean Porter at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum


Beginning April 23, 2003, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum at Canyon, Texas, will feature the work of artist Dean Porter. This exhibit will feature paintings in watercolor and oil which celebrate the Southwestern landscape that Porter knows well from his travels and research. (left: Dean A. Porter, New Mexico Panorama, 2000, watercolor on paper)

Dr. Porter received his M. A. and Ph.D. in art history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He was curator for the art gallery at Notre Dame from 1966 to 1974 when he became director of the Snite Museum. Dr. Porter has been a Samuel H. Kress Fellow, has lectured all over the United States, and has numerous publications to his credit. His recent research has been focused on the Taos Art Colony and in 1990 he published Victor Higgins: An American Master. Dr. Porter spearheaded the nationally touring exhibition, Taos Art and Their Patrons and co-authored the accompanying book by the same title.

The Notre Name website notes that Dean Porter has had thirty-five one-man shows of woodcuts, watercolors and oils and is also the author of the following:

"Thomas Gilcrease, Collecting 'Cowboys and Indians.'" Gilcrease Museum Journal Fall/Winter, 1996.

Three Universities Collect: Twentieth Century Works on Paper. Exhibition and catalogue, 1990.

George Rickey in South Bend. Exhibition and catalogue, 1985.

Please see our earlier articles Taos Artists and Their Patrons: 1898 - 1950 (7/16/99) regarding an exhibit at the Snite Museum of Art, Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950 (6/10/99) at the Gilcrease Museum and Taos Artists and Their Patrons:1898 - 1950 (3/20/00) at the Albuquerque Museum.

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