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Four Female Figures (also Nudes; Bath; Four Feminine Figures), 1946

Photo: Susan Cole

Four Female Figures (also Nudes; Bath; Four Feminine Figures), 1946


Emilio Amero

Born Ixtlahuaca, Mexico, 1901; died Norman, Oklahoma, 1976

Oil on canvas
30 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (77.5 x 67.3 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: Purchased from the artist, August 14, 1946
Photo: Susan Cole
Not currently on view


Exhibition Historyin chronological order:

Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Thirty-second Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, October 2-Novemebr 3, 1946. Catalogue no. 1 [erroneously titled Three Women, not for sale; honorable mention in oil].

Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, New Accessions USA, July 12-September 5, 1948. Catalogue no. 47 [as Nudes].

Mexico City, Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Resisting Oblivion, November 26, 2008-March 8, 2009 (Oaxaca, Museo de Artes Graficas, March 27-May 8, 2009). No catalogue.

Published Referencesin chronological order:

Lee, Robert Ormond. “As Art is Judged in Seattle,” Seattle Times, November 17, 1946: p. 87, reproduced [erroneously titled Three Women].

Zúñiga, Ariel. Emilio Amero: A Liminal Modernist. Mexico City: Albedrío, 2008, pp. 80, 82, reproduced fig. 61, pp. 81, 187 [as Four Feminine Figures].

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