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By 1912, Blumenschein, Oscar E. Berninghaus, E. Irving Couse, W. Herbert 'Buck' Dunton, and Joseph Sharp had arrived in Taos. These five plus Phillips shared a strong attraction to Taos and formalized their relationship by creating the Taos Society of Artists, which existed from 1915 to 1927. The Society sent traveling shows of its Members' works throughout the country. The images they created, frequently of American Indians in traditional garb, northern New Mexico Hispanos and old-timer Anglo-Americans, as well as landscapes, came to define the first decades of the art colony.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Society_of_Artists

Artist: John Young-Hunter
Title: Portrait of Mabel Dodge Luhan
Date: c. 1930
Medium: Oil painting canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 26 in. (91.5 x 66 cm) frame: 46 x 36 in. (116.8 x 91.4 cm)
John Young-Hunter (1874-1955)
c. 1930
John Young-Hunter
Artist: Burt Harwood
Title: San Felipe Indian
Date: 1922
Medium: Oil painting
Dimensions: Overall: 14 x 9 7/16 in. (35.5 x 24 cm)
Burt Harwood United States (1857-1922)
BURT HARWOOD Elihu Burritt Harwood was born in Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa, in 1855. According to a document called "Certificate of Registration of American Citizen" created by the Consul General of the United States of America, in Paris France, Burt Harwood is an American Citizen who was born 26 November 1855 in Charles City, Iowa. It further states that Burt arrived in France April 24, 1908 for the purpose of "study." It said he was married to Elizabeth Case who was born in "Charles City, Ia." They lived at 65 Boulevard Arago in Paris.

In the 1890's, according to one source, Burt and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to France in order to further his artist career. They remained there for about 20 years, coming back to the United States in 1916, and settling to Taos. Actually, from Charles City, Iowa, Burt moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a time, before moving to France, and apparently later moved to Taos, New Mexico and then for a time back in Minneapolis before returning to Taos, where he died.

Burt died from what was probably tuberculosis, in 1922, at the age of only 67. Within about a year after his death, his wife converted their residence into the Harwood museum. The home/museum is located at 238 Ledoux Street, on the corner of Ledoux and Ranchitos Road. The Harwoods had bought the house shortly after coming to Taos. It had been owned by Smith H. Simpson's heirs; Simpson, who had been an aide to Kit Carson, and Taosena Josepha Valdez had build the house in the 1860's. It was long known as El Pueblito, because it looks a lot like the Taos Pueblo.


http://iagenweb.org/floyd/bios/harwood/harwoodburt.htm
1922
Burt Harwood
Artist: Burt Harwood
Title: San-Felipe Girl
Date: 1922
Medium: Oil painting
Dimensions: Overall: 12 3/16 x 9 1/16 in. (31 x 23 cm)
Burt Harwood United States (1857-1922)
BURT HARWOOD Elihu Burritt Harwood was born in Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa, in 1855. According to a document called "Certificate of Registration of American Citizen" created by the Consul General of the United States of America, in Paris France, Burt Harwood is an American Citizen who was born 26 November 1855 in Charles City, Iowa. It further states that Burt arrived in France April 24, 1908 for the purpose of "study." It said he was married to Elizabeth Case who was born in "Charles City, Ia." They lived at 65 Boulevard Arago in Paris.

In the 1890's, according to one source, Burt and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to France in order to further his artist career. They remained there for about 20 years, coming back to the United States in 1916, and settling to Taos. Actually, from Charles City, Iowa, Burt moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a time, before moving to France, and apparently later moved to Taos, New Mexico and then for a time back in Minneapolis before returning to Taos, where he died.

Burt died from what was probably tuberculosis, in 1922, at the age of only 67. Within about a year after his death, his wife converted their residence into the Harwood museum. The home/museum is located at 238 Ledoux Street, on the corner of Ledoux and Ranchitos Road. The Harwoods had bought the house shortly after coming to Taos. It had been owned by Smith H. Simpson's heirs; Simpson, who had been an aide to Kit Carson, and Taosena Josepha Valdez had build the house in the 1860's. It was long known as El Pueblito, because it looks a lot like the Taos Pueblo.


http://iagenweb.org/floyd/bios/harwood/harwoodburt.htm
1922
Burt Harwood
Artist: Ralph Meyers
Title: Taos Landscape
Date: c.1905-1920
Medium: Oil painting
Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)
Ralph Meyers (1885-1948)
c.1905-1920
Ralph Meyers
Artist: Joseph Henry Sharp
Title: Taos Pueblo
Date: c. 1920
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 14 15/16 in. (28 x 38 cm)
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
c. 1920
Joseph Henry Sharp
Artist: Martin Fischer
Title: The Big Top
Date: n.d.
Medium: oil
Dimensions: Overall: 24 x 32 in. (61 x 81.3 cm) Framed: 29 x 37 in. (73.7 x 94 cm)
Martin Fischer (1923-2004)
n.d.
Martin Fischer
Artist: Bert G. Phillips
Title: The Passing Snow Squall; Taos Mountain
Date: c. 1915
Medium: Oil painting
Dimensions: Overall: 40 3/16 x 41 5/8 in. (102 x 105.8 cm) frame: 45 1/4 x 46 3/8 in. (114.9 x 117.8 cm)
Bert G. Phillips (1868-1956)
c. 1915
Bert G. Phillips
Artist: Juan Tafiho Mirabal
Title: Untitled
Date: c. 1930
Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: Framed: 46 1/4 × 97 1/4 × 2 in. (117.5 × 247 × 5.1 cm)
Juan Tafiho Mirabal (1903-1981)
c. 1930
Juan Tafiho Mirabal