CAMERON BOOTH

 

 

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Three Horses signed 1965 16" x 42"

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$4,250 Boat Yard signed 1956 oil on canvas 25" x 30"

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$3,000 Abstract signed 1959 gouache 21" x 26"

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$3,250 Red Barn signed 1967 oil on canvas 24" x 36"

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$1,950 Untitled (Barn) signed 1934 gouache 14" x 20"

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$6,250 Abstract signed on verso 1960 acrylic on linen 32" x 44"

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$300 Untitled (City Street) signed 1953 ink wash 9.5" x 13.25"

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$295 Man and Horse signed 1946 Screenprint 10" x 15"

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$2,850 Untitled abstract signed 1959 gouache 19" x 25"

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$2,750 Horses signed c. 1935 gouache 20" x 30"

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$3,500 Horse & Rider oil on board 24" x 22"

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$3,000 Untitled abstract signed 1960 gouache 22" x 28"

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$2,150 Two Riders signed gouache 14" x 19.5"

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$3,000 Untitled #6 signed 1959 gouache 21.5" x 27.5"

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$1,925 Landscape signed 1932 gouache 13" x 20"

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$2,950 Badland's Farm signed oil on canvas 19" x 32"

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$950 Autumn (Pertaining to Diamond Bluff) signed, 1976 oil on canvas board 12" x 16"

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$350 Polo Match signed, 1932 etching 5.5" x 7.5"

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$1,875 Pearl's Farm signed, 1937 gouache 15" x 21"

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$1,950 Horse and Groomer signed gouache 13.5" x 19.5"

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$2,450 Circus Tent signed, 1937 gouache 20" x 30"

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$450 Wisconsin Hills signed, 1967 crayon 5" x 6"

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$2,650 Landscape signed, 1968 oil on canvas 24" x 36"

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$900 country road signed, 1942 gouache 14" x 19"

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$950 grain elevator signed 1930 watercolor

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$200 Rick Valley (winter) signed, 1967 felt tip pen 5.5" x 8.25"

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SOLD Horse in Corral signed 1924 oil on canvas board 11" x 11.75"

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SOLD River and Dam signed 1967 oil on canvas board 12" x 16"

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SOLD Random signed 1958 Bertha Schaefer label on the back acrylic on canvas 36" x 48"

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SOLD Abstract signed 1960 Oil on Canvas 24" x 18"

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SOLD Salem Church Road signed 1973 oil on board 12" x 16"

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SOLD Abstract (Pink & Gray) signed 1972 oil on canvas 24" x 42"

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SOLD Chippewa Burial Ground signed 1941 oil on board 18" x 24"

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SOLD Untitled (cows and horse) signed 1933 gouache 13" x 19"

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SOLD Untitled Landscape signed G. Cameron Booth watercolor 14" x 10.5"

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SOLD Clowns signed 1966 oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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SOLD Abstraction (Black Band) signed 1971 oil on canvas 36" x 40"

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SOLD The Neighbors Yard signed 1969 oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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SOLD Sunset signed 1965 oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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SOLD Horse Race signed: G. Cameron Booth 1915 ink on paper 10" x 13.5"

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SOLD landscape (Walker Bay) signed, 1974 oil on canvas 12" x 16"

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SOLD Diner signed, 1940 gouache 14.75" x 20.75"

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SOLD Onigum Bay, Leech Lake signed, 1924 oil on canvas 12" x 16"

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SOLD Horses signed 1965 oil on canvas 24" x 30"

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SOLD Abstract (girl at easel) signed 1947 oil on paper 12.5" x 9.5"

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SOLD Tree (Amalfi Coast) signed 1932 gouache 12.5" x 7"

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SOLD abstract signed, 1960 oil on board 10" x 13"

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SOLD Abstract signed 1948 gouache 10.5" x 8"

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SOLD Rider with Horses signed 1943 oil on masonite 22" x 26"

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SOLD Church Road signed, 1973 oil on board 16" x 12"

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SOLD Red and Black Abstract signed, 1961 acrylic on board 27" x 36"

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SOLD Horse signed, 1961 oil on paper 7.5" x 10.5"

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SOLD Horses signed, 1924 oil on canvas board 10.5 x 12

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SOLD Platter of Sunnies signed gouache

Cameron Booth (1892-1980)


A prominent painter in both Regionalist and Abstract Expressionist styles, Cameron Booth had a national career from the 1920s through the 1970s and has been called the dean of Minnesota artists.  Booth was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1912-1917).  While a student in Chicago, he attended the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, later known simply as the Armory Show, which introduced avant-garde styles from Europe to America.  Booth became interested in Picasso, Cezanne, and Braque and stayed in France after serving in World War I, to further his studies.  

 

In 1921, he came to Minnesota to teach at the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and found new subject matter in Minnesota's landscapes, farms and Indian peoples.  In the spring of 1922 Booth was awarded first prize by the Minnesota State Art Society with his oil entitled “Horses and Men.”  He returned to Europe in 1927 and 1928 to study with Cubist Andre L’hote in Paris and influential German artist Hans Hoffmann in Munich, absorbing modernism at its European source.  

 

In 1929, he returned to Minnesota to teach at the St. Paul School of Art, now the Minnesota Museum of American Art.  He was appointed director of the school in 1931, presenting several exhibitions of contemporary avant-garde art during his tenure.  Late in 1933 he also became involved with the federal government’s Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) in Minnesota.  He was appointed chairman of the committee to review and select sketches submitted by artists on the theme, “The American Scene.”  In 1942 Booth achieved a milestone in national recognition by winning the coveted Guggenheim Fellowship, enabling him to travel and paint throughout the American West. 

 

Following his western sojourn, he taught modernist ideas and methods for several years at the Art Students League in New York.  Booth returned to Minnesota in 1948 and became an important teacher at the University of Minnesota, where his many students included Pop artist James Rosenquist.  During this time he also served as Visiting Artist at the University of California at Berkeley.  In following decades he painted in a thoroughly Abstract Expressionist mode.  A traveling exhibition of Booth's abstract paintings was organized by the American Federation of Arts and circulated nationally, starting in 1961.

 

Booth’s work employs color as a means of communicating feeling and emotion as it seeks to balance vision and expression.  His love of the outdoors and understanding of nature permeate his art.  

 

His work is represented in collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Modern Art, NY, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, as well as many other museums and private collections.

 

His residence in Minneapolis spanned the period from 1921 until his death in 1980.

Cameron Booth is featured, along with three other renowned Minnesota artists (Dewey Albinson, Clement Haupers, and Elof Wedin), in a book entitled "Minnesota Modern - Four Artists of the Twentieth Century."  This beautiful book, published by Afton Press, is available for purchase at Gallery 5004.