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Taos Municipal School Historic Collection

Sorted AscendingTitleDateArtistClassificationDimensions
The Golden Images1939Dorothy Eugenie Brett
Dorothy Eugenie Brett Great Britain (1883 - 1977)
Dorothy Eugénie Brett was a British painter, remembered as much for her social life as for her art. Born into an aristocratic British family, she lived a sheltered early life. During her student years at the Slade School of Art, she associated with the Bloomsbury group. Among the people she met was novelist D. H. Lawrence, and it was at his invitation that she moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1924. She remained there for the rest of her life, becoming an American citizen in 1938.

Her work can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., in the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Harwood Museum of Art, both in Taos, at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico and in many private collections.

painting Overall: 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm) Framed: 38 x 37 3/4 in. (96.5 x 95.9 cm)
The New Plant1947Rebecca James
Rebecca James (1891-1968)
painting Overall: 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (38.7 x 48.9 cm) Framed: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
Three Birds1963Eric Gibberd
Eric Gibberd (1897-1972)
painting Overall: 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
Under Dark Trees Swiftly1946Lesley Brown
Lesley Brown (1901-1991)
painting Overall: 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (36.8 x 49.5 cm) Framed: 24 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (61.6 x 73 cm)
Untitled1933Emil Bisttram
Emil Bisttram Hungary (1895-1976)
drawing Overall: 22 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (57.8 x 42.5 cm) Framed: 35 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (90.2 x 64.8 cm)
Untitledn.d.Kimball Blood
Kimball Blood
painting Overall: 13 x 17 1/4 in. (33 x 43.8 cm) Framed: 20 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (52.7 x 62.9 cm)
Untitled1952Helen Greene Blumenschein
Helen Greene Blumenschein United States (1909 - 1989)
Helen Blumenschein was the daughter of nationally famed parents, Ernest and Mary Blumenschein. In 1919 at the age of ten she was brought by her parents from New York to New Mexico, destined with them to pioneer the arts and crafts movement of Taos. Miss Blumenschein stressed that her development as an artist was devoid of parental influence other than the strong family creative atmosphere.

A lifetime deep interest in people, ecology and archaeology is evident in Miss Blumenschein’s dominant work subjects, which depict the mountainous southwest in which she lived most of her life. Her schooling included Taos Schools, The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights, New York; two years study in Paris and printmaking work at the Art Student League in New York City from 1932-36.

She exhibited prints nationally and abroad from 1936-1945 and has had prints purchased by the Carnegie in 1951, New York CityPublic Library, and the New Jersey Library. Some of her selected one-person shows of portraits include Oklahoma City ArtCenter and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

From her arrival in Taos as a small child, driven from the railroad at Raton on the Colorado border by her father, who barely made it over the steep pass, Blumenschein’s work is vital in scope and history.

painting Overall: 15 x 22 1/4 in. (38.1 x 56.5 cm) Framed: 19 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (49.5 x 67.9 cm)
Untitled1948Samuel Butnik
Samuel Butnik (1920-2004)
painting Overall: 13 5/8 x 19 1/2 in. (34.6 x 49.5 cm) Framed: 23 x 28 1/4 in. (58.4 x 71.8 cm)
Untitled1947Andrew Dasburg
Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979)
drawing Overall: 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 cm) Framed: 18 x 23 in. (45.7 x 58.4 cm)
Untitled1930Mabel Degan
Mabel Degan (n.d. -1954)
painting 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)