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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.

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TitleSorted AscendingDateArtistClassificationDimensions
Untitled (Portrait of Woman)n.d.Blanche C. Grant
Blanche C. Grant (1874-1948)
painting Overall: 13 11/16 x 12 3/16 in. (34.7 x 30.9 cm)
Discussing The Cropsn.d.E. Martin Hennings
E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956)
Painter, printmaker. After graduating from high school, Hennings left his native Pennsgrove, New Jersey, for five years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago. His training continued with two years at the Royal Academy in Munich. Fellow art students in Munich included Walter Ufer and Victor Higgins. In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, Hennings returned to Chicago, where he made his living as a muralist and commercial artist. At the urging of former Chicago mayor Carter Harrison, Hennings spent a few months in Taos in 1917. Four years later, he made Taos his permanent home, joining the Taos Society of Artists in 1924. Hennings’s favorite subject was the Indian, whom he often posed singly or in groups against a bright foliage curtain. His compositions, featuring stylized line, decorative patterns, and warm colors, won him twelve national prizes between 1916 and 1938.


https://americanart.si.edu/artist/e-martin-hennings-2169
painting Overall: 13 15/16 x 14 1/16 in. (35.4 x 35.7 cm) Framed: 20 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. (51.1 x 51 cm)
The Big Topn.d.Martin Fischer
Martin Fischer (1923-2004)
painting Overall: 24 x 32 in. (61 x 81.3 cm) Framed: 29 x 37 in. (73.7 x 94 cm)
Taos Landscapec.1905-1920Ralph Meyers
Ralph Meyers (1885-1948)
painting Overall: 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)
The Passing Snow Squall; Taos Mountainc. 1915Bert G. Phillips
Bert G. Phillips (1868-1956)
painting 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)
Untitled (Taos Pueblo Church)c. 1920Blanche C. Grant
Blanche C. Grant (1874-1948)
painting Overall: 16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. (41 x 51 cm) frame: 22 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (56.2 x 66.4 cm)
San Francisco Peaksc.1920E. Martin Hennings
E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956)
Painter, printmaker. After graduating from high school, Hennings left his native Pennsgrove, New Jersey, for five years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago. His training continued with two years at the Royal Academy in Munich. Fellow art students in Munich included Walter Ufer and Victor Higgins. In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, Hennings returned to Chicago, where he made his living as a muralist and commercial artist. At the urging of former Chicago mayor Carter Harrison, Hennings spent a few months in Taos in 1917. Four years later, he made Taos his permanent home, joining the Taos Society of Artists in 1924. Hennings’s favorite subject was the Indian, whom he often posed singly or in groups against a bright foliage curtain. His compositions, featuring stylized line, decorative patterns, and warm colors, won him twelve national prizes between 1916 and 1938.


https://americanart.si.edu/artist/e-martin-hennings-2169
painting Overall: 20 1/16 x 20 1/16 in. (51 x 51 cm) frame: 25 3/8 x 25 3/8 in. (64.5 x 64.5 cm)
Chamisa in Bloomc. 1920E. Martin Hennings
E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956)
Painter, printmaker. After graduating from high school, Hennings left his native Pennsgrove, New Jersey, for five years of study at the Art Institute of Chicago. His training continued with two years at the Royal Academy in Munich. Fellow art students in Munich included Walter Ufer and Victor Higgins. In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, Hennings returned to Chicago, where he made his living as a muralist and commercial artist. At the urging of former Chicago mayor Carter Harrison, Hennings spent a few months in Taos in 1917. Four years later, he made Taos his permanent home, joining the Taos Society of Artists in 1924. Hennings’s favorite subject was the Indian, whom he often posed singly or in groups against a bright foliage curtain. His compositions, featuring stylized line, decorative patterns, and warm colors, won him twelve national prizes between 1916 and 1938.


https://americanart.si.edu/artist/e-martin-hennings-2169
painting Overall: 30 x 36 1/4 in. (76.2 x 92 cm)
Chant To The Warbonnetc. 1920Joseph Henry Sharp
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
painting Overall: 25 x 30 1/8 in. (63.5 x 76.5 cm) frame: 29 5/8 x 34 5/8 in. (75.2 x 87.9 cm)
Taos Puebloc. 1920Joseph Henry Sharp
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)
painting Overall: 11 x 14 15/16 in. (28 x 38 cm)