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Ernest L. Blumenschein (American, 1874-1960)


Blumenschein and Bert Phillips, on an 1898 sketching trip from New York to Mexico, were delayed by a broken wagon wheel outside of the isolated northern New Mexican village of Taos. Finding the surrounding mountain scenery majestic and the thriving Hispanic and Native American cultures paint worthy, they ventured no further. Heeding the invitation of these two artists, others came from the East and by 1915 the Taos art colony was fully established.

Coral Taflinger Black; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1979.

Object Information

artist
Ernest L. Blumenschein (American, 1874-1960)
creation date
1874
materials
pencil heightened with white on tan paper
dimensions
7 3/16 x 15 1/8 in.
mark descriptions
signed in white, L.L.: BLUMENSCHEIN
accession number
79.352
credit line
Gift of Coral Taflinger Black
copyright
© Ernest Leonard Blumenschein
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors