| Winter in New Mexico||c.1930||Walter Ufer||
||Overall: 22 1/4 x 20 1/16 in. (56.5 x 51 cm)
frame: 28 x 25 3/4 in. (71.1 x 65.4 cm)|
| Winter Funeral||c. 1931||Victor Higgins|
Painter. At fifteen, Victor Higgins defied his parents’ wishes and left his native Indiana for Chicago, where he studied at the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts. Sponsored by ex-mayor and collector Carter Harrison, Higgins spent two and half years studying and traveling in Europe. While in Munich, he associated with fellow art students Walter Ufer and Martin Hennings. The year after his return (1914), Harrison sent him on a painting trip to New Mexico. There Higgins found the strong light, brilliant color, and lure of the land a powerful antidote to the confines of academic training. He joined the Taos Society of Artists in 1917, but he continued to divide his time between Chicago and Taos for some years and to exhibit in Indianapolis and New York, with an occasional painting sent to Europe. As a link between his more conservative colleagues and the emerging artistic developments of the twentieth century, Higgins wedded theory to his own intuitively derived visual harmonies. The result was a rich and varied body of work in still life, figure painting, and, most significantly, landscape.
Art Gallery of the University of Notre Dame and the Indianpolis Museum of Art. Victor Higgins. Notre Dame, Ind.: Art Gallery of the University of Notre Dame and Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1975.
Bickerstaff. Pioneer Artists of Taos, pp. 175–93.
Art Museum of South Texas. Victor Higgins in New Mexico. Corpus Christi: Art Museum of South Texas, 1984.
Charles Eldredge, Julie Schimmel, and William H. Truettner Art in New Mexico, 1900–1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe (Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1986)
||Framed: 51 1/4 × 64 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (130.2 × 163.8 × 6.4 cm)|
| Untitled (Taos Pueblo Church)||c. 1920||Blanche C. Grant|
Blanche C. Grant
||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)|
| Untitled (Portrait of Woman)||n.d.||Blanche C. Grant|
Blanche C. Grant
||Overall: 13 11/16 x 12 3/16 in. (34.7 x 30.9 cm)|
| Untitled||c. 1930||Juan Tafiho Mirabal|
Juan Tafiho Mirabal
||Framed: 46 1/4 × 97 1/4 × 2 in. (117.5 × 247 × 5.1 cm)|
| Untitled||1930||Mabel Degan|
(1885 - 1954)
Mabel Hussey Degan, formerly of Louisville, Ky., began her art studies in Paris at the Academy Julian, but branched off into miniature painting with Mme. Debillement-Chardon and became a member of the French Miniature Society, exhibiting several times at the George Petit galleries and the Salon Francaise.
She later went to Spain and copied Velasquez and Goya at the Prado, studying with Lopez Mesquita, the well-known portrait painter. Before leaving Spain, she had two portraits admitted to the biennial exhibition of the Belles Artes in Madrid, being the only American represented in that year, 1926.
Returning to Paris, she had a nude admitted in the Beaux Arts Francaise. She worked with Andre Lhote and joined the Modern American and English Painters, who give two exhibitions each year. She also took part in several small exhibitions in Mont, parnasse. While in Sydney, Australia, she gave a one-man exhibition in the Industrial Art Club of paintings completed while there.
Excerpt from; Exhibition of PAINTINGS by MABEL HUSSEY DEGEN
March 3 to 24, 1940
||Overall: 32 x 21 1/2 in. (81.3 x 54.6 cm)
Framed: 36 7/8 x 26 1/2 in. (93.7 x 67.3 cm)|
| The Passing Snow Squall; Taos Mountain||c. 1915||Bert G. Phillips|
Bert G. Phillips
||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)|
| The Cacique||c. 1932||E. Irving Couse|
E. Irving Couse
Eanger Irving Couse was born September 3, 1866 in Saginaw, Michigan. The Chippewa people lived close by. Young Couse's interest in Native American cultures developed very early, as did his artistic instinct. To paint the American Indian became his life-long ambition. In 1898 the Couses established a winter studio in New York, but summers were spent away from the city, painting in Washington, Connecticut and France. Couse learned of Taos in May of 1902 through a conversation with his friend, Ernest Blumenschein. Two weeks later Couse arrived in northern New Mexico with his family to begin a lifetime of summer residency and the development of the oeuvre for which he became famous. He was one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915 and its first president. A painter of Native Americans in Taos for the rest of his life, he was honored with many major prizes and awards.
Couse died in 1936 after a long and distinguished career.
||Overall: 34 5/8 x 45 11/16 in. (88 x 116 cm)
Framed: 41 1/2 x 52 in.|
| The Big Top||n.d.||Martin Fischer|
||Overall: 24 x 32 in. (61 x 81.3 cm)
Framed: 29 x 37 in. (73.7 x 94 cm)|
| Taos Pueblo||c. 1920||Joseph Henry Sharp|
Joseph Henry Sharp
||Overall: 11 x 14 15/16 in. (28 x 38 cm)|