Flower Market, 2001

Emilio Caballero

Fired Enamel on Copper

Caballero, born in 1917, came to the Texas Panhandle in 1937. He studied at Amarillo Junior College (now Amarillo College) and West Texas State College (now West Texas A&M University). He became an influential art instructor and artist for the Texas Panhandle region. He was largely inspired by Spanish architecture and Spanish culture and nature. Pieces like Flower Market feature an impressionistic style that incorporates rich color and texture. The enamel represented in this piece contains 69 individual copper pieces, each fired four times at 1,500 degrees.