Landscape at Boerne, Texas


Cynthia Brants ( American, 1924 - 2006 )

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General Description

Boerne, north of San Antonio, was an early German settlement that eventually became a cotton and farming center before declining in population in the early 20th century. Fort Worth artist Cynthia Brants transforms the Boerne countryside using a bold, though restricted, palette and jagged geometric forms that suggest the Hill Country.

Brants was a member of the Fort Worth school, a group of experimental painters and printmakers working together in the 1940s and 1950s whose processes, subject matter, and handling were often in distinct contrast to their colleagues to the east in Dallas.

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William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label copy, 2008.

Fun Facts

  • Brants met George Braque while studying in Paris in 1948, augmenting her interest in Cubism.

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