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Cap Rock Ranch
Date: 1945
Dimensions: image: 7 in. x 11 3/4 in. (17.8 x 29.8 cm) sheet: 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: lithograph
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cornelia Robinson
Label Text: Raised in Denton, Texas and primarily self-taught, Alexandre Hogue has been called the “painter of the oil industry and the dust bowl,” subjects which have appeared time and time again in his work. His brutal depiction of the land stripped of its topsoil by plowing and erosion was an important factor in generating support for soil conservation. Cap Rock Ranch, a lyrical representation of the southwestern landscape in which man lives in harmony with nature, suggests a possible alternative to the usual exploitation of the land.
Object Number: 1977/8.33
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