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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.

Sorted AscendingTitleDateArtistClassificationDimensions
Harwood House1918Gustave Baumann
Gustave Baumann German (1881-1971)
Gustave Baumann was born in Magdeburg, Germany, in 1881. Ten years later, along with his family, Baumann relocated to the United States, eventually settling in Chicago. Displaying a natural aptitude for the arts, he worked as a commercial engraver while putting himself through night school at the Art Institute of Chicago - before returning to Germany in 1904 to study wood block printing at the Kunstgewerbeschule ("School of Arts and Crafts") in Munich. Upon his return to the United States, Baumann received international acclaim when one of his color woodcuts won the gold medal at the Pan-Pacific International Exhibition (1915) in San Francisco. Three years later, in 1918, Baumann settled in Santa Fe, quickly emerging as a leading artistic figure of the American Southwest. He is generally credited with the revival of color wood block printing in the 20th century, and was hand-picked as Area Coordinator for the Works Progress Administration's Public Works of Art Project in the 1930's.
drawing Overall: 10 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (27 x 25 cm)
Heyoka, Lakota Nation1998 photography Overall: 25 5/8 in. x 22 in.
Hong Kong Lounge, Las Vegas, New Mexico, looking North from Richard Lucero's 1972 Buick Centuriann.d.Alex Harris
Alex Harris
photography Overall: 8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. (22 x 27 cm)
Horizontalsc.1965Earl Stroh
Earl Stroh United States (1924-2005)
Buffalo, NY
drawing sight: 17 x 22 5/8 in. (43.2 x 57.5 cm) frame: 23 3/4 x 29 3/8 in. (60.3 x 74.6 cm)
House in the Sun1950Kenneth Adams
Kenneth Adams United States (1897-1966)

print Overall: 16 1/8 x 11 13/16 in. (41 x 30 cm) frame: 16 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (41.3 x 51.4 cm)
Indian Man with Squash Blossom Necklacec. 1930Joseph Imhof
Joseph Imhof United States (1871 - 1955)
Joseph Imhoff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1871. His first exposure to art was at age six when his godfather gifted him with a box of watercolors. Upon graduation, his father refused him further education unless he became a priest. Rejecting his father's wishes, he started teaching himself lithography and was hired by Currier & Ives. He eventually earned enough money from this job to buy a bookstore. In 1991 he eventually quit his job and sold the bookstore to pursue a formal art education in Europe. Traveling and painting for four years in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Munich he apprenticed with several artists.

But perhaps the most important experience he had in Europe was to meet Buffalo Bill Cody on board the ship and join him in Antwerp to spend time sketching and painting various members of the "Wild West Show". This experience set in place a style of painting for the rest of his life which focused on ethnographic and anthropological data rather than artistic expression. He documented the religious ceremonies of Pueblo Indians in large, rather simplified oils. He also learned new techniques for lithography which had a long-term influence on his artwork.

When he returned to New York, he rented a studio in Flatbush and began to study the Iroquois Indians in New York and Canada. He spent the next ten years painting and improving his lithography, photography and color printing innovations - which financed his early painting career. He also freelanced for Allen and Ginter, painting his Indian Head Series for insertion on cards in boxes of cigarettes.

In 1897 Joseph married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Russell, and they traveled to Europe several times until 1905 when they visited the Southwest for the first time to record the ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians. Joseph and built a studio in Albuquerque in 1906, and spent much time in the next few years traveling around the region.

In 1929 Joseph and Sarah moved to Taos permanently and built their new home facing the sacred mountain behind the Taos Pueblo. Their neighbor for some twenty years, Mabel Dodge Lujan, was known to refer to him as, "The Grand Old Man of the Pueblos". He would ask native models to live in his home for a time before he painted them. He felt he needed to know the person's soul that the eyes revealed in order to paint an accurate likeness. He collected many Indian artifacts and also had the first lithography press in Taos, which he used to make ethnographic prints and teach his techniques of recording the region's history. His series of paintings called Kivas and Corn which he gifted to the University of New Mexico was his most famous work. The Koshare Indian Museum also houses one of the largest collections of his paintings.

Joseph Imhof died in 1955 leaving an important legacy of the American Southwest. His wife Sarah in later years said of her husband, "...a gentle, dignified man who loathed the publicity and the limelight that other artists seemed to seek; he avoided publicity at all times..."
print Overall: 16 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. (43.1 x 35.2 cm)
Indian on Galloping Horse, After Remington1976Fritz Scholder
Fritz Scholder (1937 - 2005)
print Overall: 30 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. (76.5 x 57.2 cm)
Indian With Pigeon1975Fritz Scholder
Fritz Scholder (1937 - 2005)
print Overall: 22 1/16 x 30 5/16 in. (56 x 77 cm)
La Sombra de la campana de la morada de los cuatro en Abiquiu1983-1985Harold Joe Waldrum
Harold Joe Waldrum (1934-2003)
print Overall: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
La Sombra de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores en Arroyo Hondo1983-1985Harold Joe Waldrum
Harold Joe Waldrum (1934-2003)
print Overall: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)