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Julian Onderdonk

A Catalogue Raisonné

Harry A. Halff and Elizabeth Halff; With an essay by Emily Ballew Neff

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October 25, 2016
384 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4
1280 color + 40 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300148152

Distributed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Sumptuously illustrated, this catalogue is the definitive resource on Julian Onderdonk, an American Impressionist artist who lived and worked primarily in Texas. A native of San Antonio, who trained in New York with William Merritt Chase, Onderdonk (1882–1922) created vibrant paintings of the Texas landscape. This publication authoritatively demonstrates the breadth, quality, and brilliance of Onderdonk’s work, and illustrates his oeuvre—more than 1,200 pieces—in full. The book also includes an extensive chronology of the artist’s life and career, as well as an essay by Emily Ballew Neff, an expert on Western American art. The first publication to document the complete works of this talented artist, this catalogue raisonné brings Onderdonk’s extraordinary, lyrical paintings to a long-deserved national audience.

Harry A. Halff is an art dealer and principal of Harry Halff Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas. Elizabeth Halff is an independent art research and development professional. Emily Ballew Neff is executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and former curator of American painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Fall 2016

San Antonio Museum of Art

Art Museum of South Texas
(05/12/17–August 2017)

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Emily Ballew Neff; With an essay by Barry Lopez

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