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TAOS MODERNS IN SANTA FE


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Early Modern to Contemporary 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite i .Taos . New Mexico . 87571 . 575.751.1262 art@203fineart.com . 203FINEART.com


TAOS MODERNS IN SANTA FE Dorothy Brett . Emil Bisttram . Lawrence Calcagno Louis Catusco . Edward Corbett . Keith Crown Adeïne de La Noë . John De Puy . R. C. Ellis Jorge Fick . Louise Ganthiers . Cliff Harmon Beatrice Mandelman . Robert Ray . Louis Ribak Wesley Rusnell . Oli Sihvonen . Clay Spohn Earl Stroh . Michio Takayama

Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 2019 |

5-7pm

El Zaguán . 545 Canyon Road . Santa Fe . NM . 87501 Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2019 - January 17, 2020


INTRODUCTION The Taos Moderns were a group of Taos artists who came to prominence between the mid 1940’s and the early 1960’s. Enticed by the open, light-filled landscapes of Northern New Mexico, these artists left major cities such as San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles to pursue their art in simpler environs. In Taos they formed a tight-knit group of eclectic styles and personalities who came to be collectively associated with the thriving, albeit remote Taos art colony. This collection of works showcases the Taos Moderns’ breadth of talent and aims to expose new audiences to Taos’ artistic legacy. The pure abstractions of Beatrice Mandelman, Louis Ribak, and Edward Corbett are represented here, as are the abstract landscapes of Lawrence Calcagno, John De Puy, and Earl Stroh. Dorothy Brett and Wesley Rusnell explored object and figure, while others such as Keith Crown and Jorge Fick made their own interpretations of iconic Taos scenes. All, it could be said, were deeply impacted by a sense of place—the transcendent light, rich cultural milieu, and stunning landscapes that lured artists from all over the country to settle in Taos. Taos Moderns in Santa Fe is organized in charitable support of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Foundation.


Louis Catusco (1927-1995), America Series #5, 48 x 35�, oil on masonite, c. 1950 1


Louise Ganthiers (1907-1982), Songburst, 32.5 x 25.5�, oil on board, 1954 2


Wesley Rusnell (b. 1934), Still Life, 28.5 x 22.5”, ink, charcoal & lead on paper, c. 1960’s 3


Clay Spohn (1898-1977), Ballet of the Elements, 19.75 x 27.75�, oil on masonite, 1952 4


Beatrice Mandelman (1912-1998), Rocks, 48 x 30�, oil on masonite, c. 1950’s 5


Michio Takayama (1903-1994), Ink Drawing With Orange, 13.5 x 9.5”, mixed media on paper, c. 1970’s - SOLD 6


Oli Sihvonen (1921-1991), Untitled, 7 x 12.125�, oil on masonite, 1958 7


Robert Ray (1924-2002), Untitled #27, 7.375 x 7.375�, watercolor, 1995 8


Louis Ribak (1902-1979), Study For Monument, 27.5 x 39.5”, acrylic on paper, c. 1950’s 9


Earl Stroh (1924-2005), Pastoral Effusion, 11 x 23�, oil on canvas, 1964 10


John De Puy (b. 1927), Soul Catcher, 24 x 30”, oil on canvas, 1956 11


Left: Emil Bisttram (1895-1976), Untitled Transcendental 1940, 8.25 x 4�, colored pencil on paper, 1940 Right: Emil Bisttram (1895-1976), Untitled Transcendental, 9.75 x 7.5�, colored pencil on school stationery, c. 1940 12


Cliff Harmon (1923-2018), Earth Forms No. 11, 16 x 20”, acrylic on canvas, c. 1970’s - SOLD 13


Jorge Fick (1932-2004), The Gorge, 45.75 x 27.875�, acrylic on canvas 14


Edward Corbett (1919-1971), Provincetown VII (Aug #7), 18 x 15�, acrylic & pencil on paper, 1969 15


Lawrence Calcagno (1913-1993), Untitled, 36 x 40�, acrylic on canvas 16


Keith Crown (1918-2010), Ranchos de Taos II, 13.75 x 19.5�, lithograph, 1986 17


R. C. Ellis (1923-1979), Horizontal Orange, 7 x 21.5�, pastel on paper, 1960 18


Dorothy Brett (1883-1977), Pueblo Woman with Child, 8.75 x 7.75�, oil on board, 1937 19


Adeine de la Noe (1914-1987), Untitled, 14 x 12�, oil on canvas - SOLD 20


Jorge Fick (1914-1987), Pojoaque Valley in Winter, 7 x 17�, acrylic on paper 21


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Taos Moderns in Santa Fe Catalogue  

The Taos Moderns were a group of Taos artists who came to prominence between the mid 1940’s and the early 1960’s. Enticed by the open, light...

Taos Moderns in Santa Fe Catalogue  

The Taos Moderns were a group of Taos artists who came to prominence between the mid 1940’s and the early 1960’s. Enticed by the open, light...