Horse and Foal

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Horse and Foal



A monochromatic yellow print of a horse and foal standing in a field near a building. There is an inscription on the bottom left but it's indeciferable.
Regionalist and Abstract Expressionist artist Cameron Booth was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. He settled with his family in Moorhead, Minnesota as a child and graduating high school there in 1912. He went on to study art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1912-1917), where he focused on Impressionism. Booth served in World War I and remained in France for a period afterwards to continue his studies, during which time he became interested in Picasso, Cezanne and Braque, and in more abstract styles of art. Booth would go on to both teach and produce art and would become an active and integral member of the early Minnesota arts community. He returned to Minnesota In 1921 to teach at the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design). Booth’s subject matter concentrated on capturing local landscapes, farms, Indian peoples, and animals in Minnesota. He had a special interest in depicting horses, a subject which he would return to throughout his lifetime. In 1923 he also married Minneapolis public school teacher Pearle Miller. Booth returned to Europe in 1927 and 1928 to study with Cubist Andre L’hote in Paris and German artist Hans Hoffmann in Munich. He returned to Minnesota in 1929 to teach at the St. Paul School of Art, now the Minnesota Museum of American Art. In 1933 Booth become involved with the federal government’s Public Works of Art Project in Minnesota. In 1935 Booth had the honor of teaching at the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting artist, and achieved national recognition in 1942 by winning the Guggenheim Fellowship, thus enabling him to travel and paint throughout the American West. Booth returned to Minnesota in 1948 and taught at the University of Minnesota, where he rose in prominence and taught students included Pop artist James Rosenquist. Booth’s artistic style can be said to employ color as a means of communicating emotion and to create unexpected but compelling visual balance and expression. His work is also permeated by a love of the outdoors and nature. His work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Modern Art, NY, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, as well as many other museums and private collections. Booth would maintain his residence in Minneapolis until his death in 1980.



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Booth, Cameron , “Horse and Foal,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed May 19, 2024,

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