• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

    Chamizal

    National Memorial Texas

The Addis Collection

Dosamantes: Tres Muchachas Sentadas

"DosAmantes: Tres Muchachas Sentadas (Three Seated Girls)"
Stone lithograph on paper

DosAmantes

Chamizal National Memorial houses the Joy and Arthur Addis Collection, a grouping of 20th century Mexican art. This collection is the product of careful and discriminating collecting by a couple who, in the 1950s, recognized the emergence of the younger artists of post-revolutionary Mexico. Fascination with the works of Coronel, DosAmantes, Icaza, and others led to the assembly of one of the finest private collections of this group in the United States.

In 1978, Mr. and Mrs. Addis decided that the collection merited viewing by the widest possible audience, and in searching for a museum location where the collection would be appropriate, selected Chamizal National Memorial as the recipient of their generous donation.

This collection of Mexican figurative paintings showcases the various trends that pervaded Mexican painting from the late 1940's into the early 70's. The artists are well-known in Europe, South America, and Central America. These pieces of art are considered to be part of the main trend of the International Movement of the second half of the 20th century.

 
Addis Collection
(L) Arca de Noé (Noah's Ark)
(R) Paisaje de Otoño (Autumn Landscape)
Feliciano Bejar
 
Addis Collection
(L) Los Actores (The Actors)
(R) Las Maromas (The Acrobatics)
Feliciano Bejar
 
Addis Collection
(L)
(R)
Coronel, R.
 
Addis Collection
(L)
(R) Mujer de Pie (Standing Woman)
Coronel, R.
 
Addis Collection
(L) Mi Abuela en El Jardin (My Grandmother in the Garden)
(R) Madre y Gato (Mother and Cat)
Coronel, R.
 
Addis Collection
(L) Cuatro Figuras (Four Figures)
(R) Tres Cabezas (Three Heads)
Coronel, R.
 
Addis Collection
Estudios de Peces (Fish Studies)
Coronel, R.
 
Addis Collection
Wash Drawings
Coronel, R.
 

Figure Studies - Female Nudes (Due to Mature Content, these images are availble but not posted directly to the page.)

Coronel, R. <untitled>

Coronel, R. <untitled>

Coronel, R. <untitled>

Coronel, R. <untitled>

 
Addis Collection
Muñeca en La Silla (Doll in Chair)
Wörner-Baz Marizol
 
Addis Collection
Musical Abstraction
Francisco Icaza
 
Addis Collection
Seated Female Figure
Federico Canessi
 
Addis Collection
Flagelados (Flagellated)
José Muñoz Medina
 
Addis Collection
(L) Apunte del Natural en La Boca (the Natural Mouth Point)
(R) Doble Retrato del Marques de Sade (Double Portrait of the Marquis de Sade)
José Luis Cuevas
 
Addis Collection
Variación #6 ( Variation #6)
Fernando Castro Pacheco
 
Addis Collection
Lo Interno Mágico 2 (Internal Magic 2)
Coronel, P
 
Addis Collection
Figura Sentada (Seated Figure)
Artemio Sepúlveda
 

Francisco Corzas; Desnudo (Due to Mature Content the image is available but not posted directly to the page)

 
Addis Collection
Retrato Presunto de "El Agujeta" (Portrait Presumed to be "El Agujeta"
Francisco Corzas
 

Francisco DosAmantes

(Due to Mature Content, these images are available but not posted directly to the page.)

Una Desnuda Agachada (Crouching Nude)

Una Desnuda Recostada (Reclining Nude)

Figura De Mujer Sentada (Seated Female Figure)

 
Addis Collection
(L) Tres Muchachas (Three Girls)
(R) Granjeros En El Campo (Farmers in a Field
Francisco DosAmantes
 
Addis Collection
(L) En La Playa (By the Seashore)
(R) Figuras en Un Paisaje (Figures in a Landscape)
Francisco DosAmantes
 
Addis Collection
Figuras en La Cama (Figures in Bed)
Francisco DosAmantes
 
Addis Collection
Figura Yacente (Reclining Figure)
Ricardo Martínez
 
Addis Collection
(L) Rabino (Rabbi)
(R) Tigre (Tiger)
Hector Xavier
 
Addis Collection
(L) Retrato de Siqueiros (Portrait of Siqueiros)
(R) Retrato de Una Ancianca (Portrait of an Old Woman)
Hector Xavier

Did You Know?

Rio Grande cemented riverbed - view from Juarez

4.1 miles of the riverbed between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were cemented as part of the Chamizal Convention of 1963. Before the treaty, torrential spring rainfall would cause the Rio Grande to turn into a wild and unforgiving river, causing loss of life and property. More...