CARLOTTA CORPRON: Process and Innovation

Innovative Female Artists in 20th-Century Texas



Country: USA
City: Dallas
Museum/Gallery: Meadows Museum
Artist: Carlotta Corpron
Year: 1901-1988

 February 14 to June 5, 2016

carlotta-corpron_headerEggs Encircled, 1948 by Carlotta Corpron
Carlotta Corpron. Photo Margaretta K. Mitchell

Carlotta Corpron Collection. Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, 
Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

“The exhibition spotlight the changing roles of female artists in the early and mid-1900s,”
said Nicole Atzbach, Curator of the Meadows Museum.
“Carlotta Corpron was pushing boundaries and influencing countless artists in photography”

Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) was deeply rooted in Texas but heavily informed by European and other global influences. Corpron taught art at Texas universities and employed highly experimental methods in her photography. Corpron taught at Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University) from 1935 to 1968, and developed an innovative, abstract style of photography that portrayed everything from eggshells to scraps of paper to the midway rides at the State Fair of Texas. The subject of solo exhibitions at the the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (now the Dallas Museum of Art), The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Corpron was described by art critic Michael Ennis as “the finest avant-garde photographer Texas has ever seen.”

Exhibition Highlights

carlotta corpron_ eggs encircled_jerry bywaters collectionCarlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Eggs Encircled, 1948. Gelatinsilver print.Jerry BywatersCollection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

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Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Autumn Still Life, c. 1949. Gelatin silver print. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

 

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Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), A Figure Arose From Coral andGlass, 1949. Gelatin silver print. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

carlotta-corpron_strange-faces_otis-and-velma-davis-dozier-collection_jerry-bywaters-special-collections_Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Strange Faces, c. 1948. Gelatin silver print. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

carlotta-corpron_surly-faces_-otis-and-velma-davis-dozier-collection_jerry-bywaters-special-collections_Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Surly Faces. Gelatin silver print, c. 1948. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon ArtsLibrary, SMU.

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Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Reticulation, c. 1949. Gelatin silver print. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

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Carlotta Corpron (American, 1901-1988), Untitled, c. 1949.Gelatin silver print. Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Collection, JerryBywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, SMU.

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