New CPPC Publication: Traveler Artists

October 22, 2015

The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) is pleased to announce the publication of Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection edited by Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Traveler Artists is an extraordinary new book on the early history of landscape painting in Latin America. Drawing from the unique holdings of a little-known part of the CPPC that Gustavo Cisneros and his wife Patricia began collecting in 1997, this richly illustrated volume introduces new essays by the distinguished scholars Pablo Diener, Katherine Manthorne, Luis Pérez-Oramas, and Rafael Romero. The publication offers original research on fifty-two artworks by the European, U.S. and Latin American artists who depicted the rich landscapes of Latin America from the 17th to the 19th centuries, including Frans Post, Frederick Edwin Church, José María Velasco, and Auguste Morisot. The descriptive entries have been provided by noted scholars in the field such as Roberto Amigo, Rafael Castillo Zapata, Roldán Esteva-Grillet, Georgia de Havenon, and Alicia Lubowski-Jahn, and by MA candidates at Hunter College and PhD candidates at the CUNY Graduate Center who had unprecedented access to the works in the collection. Their collaborative efforts and original research uncovered a number of new findings, which are published here for the first time, making this an essential contribution to the field of art history.

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. The exhibition is the culmination of a remarkable multi-year collaborative effort between Hunter College, The Graduate Center at CUNY, Americas Society, and the CPPC. The exhibition, curated by Harper Montgomery, will take place concurrently at Hunter College’s Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery and at Americas Society, October 30, 2015–January 23, 2016.

To purchase the book, please visit our publication page