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Taos, NM  87571
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TAOS MODERNS
Postwar Modern Art


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Andrew Dasburg
(1887-1979)


"N.M Village" - 1973
pastel on paper
14 inches x 20 inches













Emil Bisttram (1895-1976)

"Untitled" - 1940
color pencil on paper
8.75 inches x 4 inches


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Thomas Benrimo
(1887-1958)


"Enigmatic Person" - 1950's
ink on paper
10.25 inches x 15 inches












Ward Lockwood (1894-1963)

"Rocky Landscape" - circa 1950
pastel & charcoal on paper
17 inches x 23 inches -  SOLD

















Beatrice Mandelman (1912-1998)

"Rocks" - circa 1950's
casein on masonite
48 inches x 30 inches




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 Louis Ribak (1902-1979)

"Canyon Series #18"- circa 1974
oil on board
96 inches x 48 inches -  SOLD





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Clay Spohn
(1898-1977)


"Untitled Landscape" - 1952
oil on canvas
26 inches x 38 inches
















Louise Ganthiers (1907-1982)

"Hondo Dance" - circa 1954
oil on masonite
36 inches x 40 inches - SOLD


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Lawrence Calcagno (1913-1993)

"Cosmicscape XI"-  1974-76
acrylic on cotton
52 inches x 48 inches


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Earl Stroh (1924-2005)

"Ariel"- 1964
oil on canvas
19 inches x 22 inches 


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Michio Takayama (1903-1994)

"Sun Rider"- circa 1960's
oil on canvas
34 inches x 18 inches


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Oli Sihvonen
(1921-1991)

"3 x 3 (Variant) 3 on Blues" - c. 1970's
oil on masonite
28 inches x 30.25 inches





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Edward Corbett
(1919-1971)

"Untitled" - 1953
charcoal and pastel on paper
28 inches x 25 inches
SOLD








Janet Lippincott (1918-2007)

"Untitled Abstract" - 1955
oil on canvas with canvas collage
13 inches x 11 inches




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R.C. Ellis (1923-1979)

"Cuautla #13" - 1963
oil on canvas
36 inches x 18 inches SOLD












Robert Ray (1924-2002)


"Reflections on Lake Powell #4" - 1976
oil on masonite
9 inches x 9 inches SOLD


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Louis Catusco (1927-1995)

"Winter Calligraphy" - circa. 1960's
acrylic and ink on paper
24 inches x 19 inches








John De Puy (born 1927)

"Monoliths #2" - 1958
oil on canvas
47 inches x 47 inches



                              


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Ted Egri (1913 - 2010)


"Swan" - circa 1960's
welded steel with textured patina
38 inches x 18 inches
















Eric Gibberd (1897-1972)


"Dusk" - 1963
oil on masonite
30 inches x 30 inches SOLD















Cliff Harmon (born 1923)


"Sol #7" - 1969
acrylic on canvas
26 inches x 20 inches


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TAOS MODERNS

Postwar Modern Art
1940’s – 1970’s

Taos Moderns was an expression used for the first time in 1956 as an exhibition title at the University of New Mexico's Raymond Jonson Art Gallery, curated by the progressive artist Raymond Jonson.  This was a group exhibition of progressive, experimental, avant-garde Taos painters, including Andrew Dasburg, Louise Ganthiers, Ward Lockwood, Agnes Martin, Robert Ray, Emil Bisttram, Clay Spohn, John De Puy, Louis Ribak, Howard Cook, Ted Egri, Beatrice Mandelman, Thomas Benrimo and others.  Later this became the eponym used to described a loosely associated, and by the 1950's, quickly expanding group of modernist artists who culminated a new era of Post War (1940's to 1970's) Modern Art in Taos.

This new wave of mostly non-representational abstract expressionist art took hold as dramatically in Taos as it did elsewhere in the United States during this period. The newly arriving artists merged with the existing early modernist painters, some of whom had already been well established in Taos as Modernists. Together, with like-minded intent to push the limits of this new American art form, they were driven and struggled to define the method of how to interpret the light, landscape and ancient culture of the geography in an abstract form. This group of artists’, some of whom are only now beginning to receive recognition made Taos a crossroads of Modernism between the major art center of New York and San Francisco.

Source:  David Witt, MODERNISTS IN TAOS

Exhibition Dates:  August 3rd to August 31st, 2013