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Small works on paper often do well in an intimate setting such as the Harwood's gallery for Prints, Drawings and Photographs where the Museum presents changing exhibitions from the permanent collection as well as exhibitions of work on loan.

Drawing and printmaking have had a long and distinguished history in the Taos community. The Museum collection includes important examples by some of the earlier artists including Howard Cook, Joseph Imhof, who brought the first lithography press to Taos, Gene Kloss, Nicolai Fechin, and Walter Ufer.

The post World War II period of the Taos Moderns is represented by the works of Tom Benrimo, Andrew Dasburg, Earl Stroh, and Louis Ribak, while drawings and prints by Larry Calcagno, R.C. Ellis, Ken Price, Joe Waldrum, Vija Celmins, Wes Mills, and Bill Gersh document the work of more recent artists.

TitleSorted AscendingDateArtistClassificationDimensions
White Trees1988 photography piece: 7 3/4 × 9 in. (19.7 × 22.9 cm) image (support): 14 × 17 in. (35.6 × 43.2 cm) image (mat): 6 × 5 3/8 in. (15.2 × 13.7 cm)
Pueblo Mud Head Mask1989 photography Overall: 14 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in.
Rain, Luna County, NM1989 photography Overall: 15 3/4 in. x 18 3/4 in.
Three Rocks, City of Rocks, NM1989 photography Overall: 14 3/4 in. x 18 1/2 in.
Le Retour d'Ulysse1992Earl Stroh
Earl Stroh United States (1924-2005)
Buffalo, NY
drawing Overall: 30 x 21 in. (76.2 x 53.3 cm) frame: 36 1/2 x 28 in. (92.7 x 71.1 cm)
Untitled1992Ronald Davis
Ronald Davis (b. 1937)
drawing sheet: 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.1 x 76.2 cm) frame: 28 x 35 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (71.1 x 90.1 x 3.1 cm)
Untitled1994Vija Celmins
Vija Celmins Latvia (b. 1938)
Vija Celmins is an important[1][2] Latvian-American visual artist best known for photo-realistic paintings and drawings of natural environments and phenomena such as the ocean, spider webs, star fields, and rocks. Her earlier work included pop sculptures and monochromatic representational paintings. Based in New York City, she has been the subject of over forty solo exhibitions since 1965, and major retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.
drawing Overall: 9 13/16 x 11 13/16 in. (25 x 30 cm)
Untitled1994Kevin Cannon
Kevin Cannon United States (b. 1948)
Originally from New York, the artist studied art and music at City College of New York before traveling in Europe, Spain and Morocco. He then worked with a group of craftsmen in New York where his continued exploration in leather as a material lead him to pursue harness-and-saddle in the early 1970’s and inspired him to head West.
It was in 1978 that Kevin Cannon found his way to Taos, New Mexico. There he developed an interest in ceramics while working as assistant to the renowned West Coast ceramist and printmaker, Ken Price. The hand-sewn leather objects he had been crafting became small box/objects beautifully made, with colored interiors and handles.
After moving to back New York City in 1983 the artist had several gallery shows of his small scale geometric "figures" made from molding wet leather around a wooden form. Finely crafted, the burnished and polished leather has the appearance of ceramics or wood, even bronze, and invites close scrutiny and wonder. During this time he was an NEA recipient and continued to exhibit the work in New York City, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Houston as the scale became larger and the surfaces more intriguing. In 1990 he returned to Taos where he now lives and works.
In 1996 independent curator Jan Adlmann included Kevin Cannon’s work in the show, "Contemporary Art In New Mexico", at SITE Santa Fe. Cannon’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Harwood Museum in Taos, and the Albuquerque Museum, to name a few.

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drawing image: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (21.6 x 27.6 cm)
Vulcan's Forge1995Earl Stroh
Earl Stroh United States (1924-2005)
Buffalo, NY
drawing Overall: 29 1/2 x 41 9/16 in. (75 x 105.5 cm) Framed: 41 15/16 x 54 1/8 x 1 in. (106.5 x 137.5 x 2.5 cm)
The Pecos Mission1997 photography Overall: 10 1/2 in. x 20 in.