Taos Painter Ernest Hennings

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A Taos Founder, Ernest Martin Hennings (1886 – 1956) is known for his depictions of the people and places of New Mexico. Sent to the area in the early 1920s with the support of his patrons, Ernest Hennings’ paintings masterfully captured the light of the southwestern United States, layering thin strokes on top of one another. His technique was unique, … Read More

A Cowboy Artist of America: Martin Grelle, Available at New York Art Gallery

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Martin Grelle

A modern-day cowboy artist, Martin Grelle (b. 1954) depicts historical settings of the American West with great accuracy. Conducting research to convey his subjects with precision, Martin Grelle’s paintings integrate landscapes with human figures in realistic detail. From Native Americans wandering amidst grand mountainscapes to riders on horseback stopping by a serene stream in the valley, Grelle renders all aspects … Read More

Western Paintings by William Gollings

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William Gollings

Bucking Broncos, cowboys wildly riding across the range, lone horses grazing in front of Teepees: these are all images captured in Elling William Gollings’ (1878-1932) paintings. Documenting the Old West in the 1890s when it was beginning to wane as a way of life and movement, William Gollings worked in watercolor, oils, and etchings. Called “Paint Bill,” Gollings became so … Read More

Taos Painter Joseph Henry Sharp

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Artist Joseph Henry Sharp

American artist Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) spent his boyhood enacting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s epic saga about the early American frontier, The Leatherstocking Tales. Floating down the Ohio River on rafts, exploring caves supposedly haunted by Indian spirits, pretending to explore the vast territories of the great West – all of these were a part of the adventures Joseph … Read More